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Like Crazy (2011)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  27 January 2012 (UK)
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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.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mike Appletree
American Consulate Woman
Barry Sabath ...
College Roommate
Jimmy Messer ...
Delivery Man (as James Messer)


Anna and Jacob fall instantly in love when they meet as students at an L.A. university. But Anna is British and when graduation approaches, Anna decides to stay and violate her student visa rather than returning to England. After a visit home, she is then unable to return to the United States. While fighting customs and immigration battles, Anna and Jacob must decide if their relationship is worth the distance and the hardship. Written by napierslogs

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I want you - I need you - I love you - I miss you


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Rated PG-13 for sexual content and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

27 January 2012 (UK)  »

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$250,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$123,140 (USA) (28 October 2011)


$3,388,210 (USA) (6 January 2012)

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Writers Drake Doremus and Ben York Jones looked back at some of the long distance relationships they had been in for the inspiration of this film. See more »


When Anna sticks her presentation paper under the windshield wiper of Jacob's car for the second time and walks away, it is stuck with a tiny corner towards the middle of the wiper. In the next close-up shot the paper is stuck with a much bigger corner under its tip. See more »


Anna: Do you want something to drink? I only have whiskey.
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Written by Yuki Chikudate and James Hanna
Performed by Asobi Seksu
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A relatable love story
3 August 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Like Crazy" was my favorite movie at the Sundance Film Festival this year. It is a love story that I think many people can relate to. (I LOVE Arthur Hiller's "Love Story" and can relate to much of it, although most relationships don't end so tragically.)

I'm guessing that many of the people that didn't enjoy "Like Crazy" never experienced the beauty of young love, or the heartache it causes when you're forced into a long distance relationship. Or maybe they didn't like it because they only enjoy movies with cars exploding and lots of automatic gunfire. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but at least fess up in your reviews and say you'd rather be watching an action flick.

If you're not in the above categories, I recommend watching this film with your significant other. All of the actors are a delight to watch; they are natural and absolutely in the moment - no forced acting whatsoever. According to the director, they had a very limited script, basically just situations for each scene; so they used intuition with their characters and the dialogue. It's been a long time since I've seen a film with such real chemistry between characters, but this one has it.

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