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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
Director Drake Doremus revealed that in order to get a PG-13 rating some slight changes had to be made to the original cut - mainly the R-Rated language - that premiered at Sundance in 2011. See more »
When Jacob is sending a text message to Sam in Anna's kitchen, upon being questioned who he is "texting", he sets his phone down in front of the laptop computer on the table and leaves the room. In the next shot, Anna goes to browse his text messages, and the phone has changed its position to the side of the computer instead. See more »
[on the phone with Jacob]
I just have to say one thing and it's really important that you just listen to me. I just... It doesn't feel like this, this thing is gonna go away, it's always there. I can't... I can't get on with my life.
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In Los Angeles, the British Anna (Felicity Jones) and her college mate Jacob (Anton Yelchin) fall in love with each other. They graduate and Anna decides to violate the period of her student visa and overstay with her boyfriend. Later she travels back to London and when she tries to return to the USA, her request is denied since she is considered banned from the United States of America.
Jacob travels to London to meet her family but he needs to return to his business in Los Angeles. Soon they decide to see other people since they cannot be together and Jacob has a love affair with his employee Samantha (Jennifer Lawrence). But they miss each other and Jacob travels to London and get married with Anna.
However, her application is still denied and they are not able to convince the authorities that they married for love and not for granting her return to LA. The situation generates friction in their relationship and Jacob returns to Sam while Anna lives with Simon (Charlie Bewley). Months later, the lawyer tells that Anna can return to the USA, and she leaves Simon and Jacob leaves Sam. Will their relationship be the same after the long period distant to each other?
Yesterday I bought "Like Crazy" on DVD because of the name of Jennifer Lawrence, who plays a supporting character and is very beautiful and sexy. I was surprised first by the sweet and gorgeous Felicity Jones, who I did not know, and by the great story and screenplay by the also director Drake Doremus and Ben York Jones. Among my favorite scenes are Anna in the airport in front of the escalator and accepting a new chair in her desk. The smile and face of Felicity Jones in close are also adorable.
"Like Crazy" is a travel to the youthfulness, when teenagers fall in love several times and believe that their other half does really exist and love will be kept forever. Anna and Jacob pass through this situation when they meet each other in Los Angeles. However, distance and time seem to change their feelings, but the movie has an open conclusion and leaves to the viewers to guess what might happen to their relationship. My vote is eight.
Title (Brazil): "Loucamente Apaixonado" ("Madly in Love")
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