Like Crazy (2011)
A British student falls in love with an American student in college, but they get to be apart because she’s now banned in the U.S. for an overstaying visa.
Another long-distance romantic drama, Like Crazy is about a British college student who is in America to finish her studies. She falls in love with a fellow student in L.A., but their relationship starts to become rocky because she was forced to leave because of an overstaying visa. Together they try to beat the odds of a long-distance relationship.
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Distributor: Paramount Pictures
Directed By: Drake Doremus
Written By: Drake Doremus, Ben York Jones
Cast: Felicity Jones, Anton Yelchin and Jennifer Lawrence
Movie Release Date: October 28, 2011
Romance is both a tangible and gushy story, the one that could be profoundly personal and grievous for viewers to go through. Drake Doremus directed the film Like Crazy attractively and it exemplifies how a first real love can be as electrifying and blissful and also devastating at the same time. When an English college student begins to fall for her classmate that is American, they go on an intense and life-changing love story only to be driven apart because of her overstaying in the U.S. and her visa can’t make her stay longer.
Like Crazy studies how a college couple confronts the real obstacles of being in a relationship when you are forced to be apart. Just like other long-distance relationship movies like Going the Distance and the more profound The Lakehouse, this movie is for the hopeless romantics that are succumbed into romantic movies that give the protagonists challenges that will make you cry. Like Crazy shows both the hope and the heartbreak that long-distance relationships have to go through because of love.
The film actually looks sweet and Felicity Jones won a Sundance award in this so this should be good. And if a Sundance film goes mainstream, then it has the guts to do so. Other than that, it also has Anton Yelchin which is a great addition and partner to Jones.