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Like Crazy (2011)

 -  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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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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Taglines:

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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27 January 2012 (UK)  »

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Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$3,388,210 (USA) (6 January 2012)
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At the Toronto International Film Festival (2011), the director admitted that much of the movie was improvised. The script outlined what would happen, but Felicity Jones and Anton Yelchin improvised much of their dialogue. See more »

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When Jacob receives a text message from Anna while lying next to sleeping Samantha and Anna lying next to sleeping Simon after sex saying, "Hi". Even though when the camera shoots over to Jacob it shows that Anna actually text-ed Jacob saying "Hey J", and Jacob was the one who text-ed saying "Hi". See more »

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Anna: It's someone that is very close to me and he's been quite an inspiration in my life. And i almost through my writing i wanted to give something back.
Liz: Yeah, when i was reading it just made me think about the fact when i was working in NY, my husband was in LA, so he was driving across country. So, on the way over he would take all these pictures of himself and the dog at varies places. So, I sent photos of me and we got all them together and they were all the moment and time being separate, but ...
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"It's hard to keep stopping and starting"
5 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Like Crazy isn't a perfect film, but it's a refreshingly personal one. Though it has a questionable screenplay and some awkward editing, the genuine emotion in every scene is palpable. Yelchin and Jones give the film their all: their romance is believable yet they bravely portray their flaws as well - perhaps so that we can relate to them better, so we can find ourselves in their mistakes and learn from their downfalls.

There are some issues - the editing can be choppy, some lines sound like they came from a 7th grader, and the film isn't nearly as long as it should be. It's hard to be sad about their separation when they're only separated for 5 minutes at a time. In spite of the occasional clunkiness, however, the film works because of the commitment to the characters, the genuine romance, and the tearjerkingly beautiful moments of pure, human emotion.


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