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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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Drama | Romance

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

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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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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 »

Goofs

A text on Anna receives from Jacob reads as, "That's great congrats :)" when she tells him about her promotion. When we see Jacob's phone, we see the text he sent says, "That's great news Congrats :)" See more »

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Anna: Do you want something to drink? I only have whiskey.
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Can't Help Falling In Love
Written by Luigi Creatore, Hugo E. Peretti and George David Weiss
Performed by Ingrid Michaelson
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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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