my favorite letterboxd posters! ordered by color (only movies i've seen)
I Want You. I Need You. I Love You. I Miss You.
A British college student falls for an American student, only to be separated from him when she's banned from the U.S. after overstaying her visa.
About 30 minutes into this, I broke. Completely. And pretty much stayed in that state for the rest of the film.
A quiet, intense, honest, bitter and utterly heartbreaking look at love. Possibly the best movie I've seen in a long, long time. There are so many great things about it, so much that I loved. So many clever uses, fantastic performances, fantastic scenes.... I can't praise this movie enough. It's fantastic that even in our times, there are people capable of telling stories about love that actually feel fresh.
I loved it.
Seriously! This guy could have moved his shitty one chair business to London and saved a ton of drama. What a dick!
When I read the synopsis of Like Crazy I imagined a different film, I thought that I was about to see another romantic teenage drama but afterall it is a very interesting portrait about long distance relationships and the consequences of it.
In Los Angeles, Jacob and his British college collegue Anna fall in love with each other. Anna was supposed to return to the UK after graduation but she violates her student visa to stay with Jacob during the summer and because of that she was banned to enter in the US. They are madly in love. How a love like this can survive? That's what we see in this beautiful and heartbreaking little indie film.
Time changes people…
Anchored by two stellar lead performances, "Like Crazy" makes for one of the most real, raw portrayals of a modern relationship I've seen in recent memory. It made me feel a lot... and made me really long for the Anton Yelchin performances we're never going to get...
Led triumphantly by beautiful direction from Drake Doremus and wonderful performances from Anton Yelchin (R.I.P.) and Felicity Jones, Like Crazy is a fresh, honest, and heart-wrenching portrait of love.
Warning! Do not watch this film when your girlfriend is currently studying abroad (like mine does) for it may get a little more painful. For a movie revelling in a romantic relationship theme for exactly one and a half hour, of which about zero minutes dedicated to any sexual aspects thereof, it is pretty ludicrous that it is the thrusting of gorgeously looking Felicity Jones’ male side bitch on top of her that causes her bracelet, given to her as a present by the counterpart in her main relationship, to break , obviously functioning as the most obvious metaphor in the entire history of obvious metaphors. Just as it is mindboggling to see how that same male side bitch decides…
I miss Anton like crazy.
FELICITY JONES DIDN'T DESERVE THIS THE ONE CHAIR HE KEPT MAKING OVER AND OVER WAS UGLY ANYWAY
Really took my time with this one this time, paying very specific attention to each of the scenes. I stretched it out for weeks, making sure I pulled every ounce of meaning Doremus meant for it, and let me insist that there's a lot.
The most euphoric, sensual romanticism slams into harsh reality, with our cherub-like main characters having to not only deal with the common emotional consequences, but also a 9 hour time difference and the Atlantic Ocean. There's so much hurt, longing, confusion, dissimulation, and so much love, that by the end, as adults, there's no rational solution for it.
It declares firmly that what happens in love can't be explained, but that only feeling things like crazy…
So aggressively committed to realism that the tragedy is almost in how bland and generic their love is: communicated through familiar signifiers, banal declarations and millennial consumerism.
There is some value in the improvised style but it ends up taking broad strokes to their relationship. More nuance to their problems could’ve made it just that lil bit more heart-breaking. I think the film is bit confused with itself. It comes across quite one sided and I’m not sure if that was the intention from beginning but I reckon the director fell in love with Felicity Jones after casting her; like he literally forgot to light Anton Yelchin in the final scene.
The film is almost good; from the potential of the tone of the ending and as a subtle study of the effect of time in a relationship.
This is a movie about a couple having a long distance relationship. Not only that, they came from a different country as well. So you know, there is visa problem. It's good. Never thought their love will be that complicated. Felicity Jones is soooo cute.
this film is so beautiful
and so heartbreaking
i've seen it about four times
it hits me hard every time
the chemistry melts you
distance, pain, loneliness, love, home
completely engaged with felicity in this
and jennifer lawrence breaks your heart too
so sad and shocking about anton yelchin
such an amazing actor and soul
especially in this
While I liked the film, and felt it as a very true and emotive love story, I can't help but say that if she hadn't overstayed her visa like a stupid person (the things we do for love, eh) there would be 0 drama here.
This is a portrayal of a relationship .... So real and heavy !
girl meets boy. girl violates visa. shit hits fan. (softly and with many tears)
i'd be lying if i said it doesn't make me a little bummed that this often gets dismissed and lumped into other sundance-y, indie, made-for-millennials kind of movies, because even though all the ingredients are there, i think this adds up to way more than the sum of its parts.
jones and yelchin improvised the majority of their scenes with just the right mix of nuance and sentimentality, and the pacing and soundtrack flow together so nicely, the plot is unflashy and honest, and overall i feel a large amount of sympathy for every single character. (most of all samanatha)
it's been said over and over again but anton was really something special to watch, genuine, subtle and flawed, i miss him so much.
i still don't understand why everyone kept giving anna chairs as gifts though.
[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
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