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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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Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$3,388,210 (USA) (6 January 2012)
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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 »

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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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Not a love story at all...
19 August 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I rented this movie with low expectations and the movie didn't even live up to that.

Based on the cover, premise, trailer, and marketing campaign, I expected to see some semblance of a modern day romance dealing with the trials of young love and long distance relationships. Most movies make you care about the things that the on screen couple have to go through, but throughout the movie I could only think of how unbelievable this relationship is, and how stupid and unsympathetic the characters are.

The basic premise of the movie is boy and girl meet in college, develop a relationship, become so in love with each other that they can't stand to spend a few months apart, girl overstays visa and is unable to come back, and the effect on their relationship that long distance has on them.

The movie didn't really demonstrate why they were together at all. The director and cinematographer chose poor camera work and story telling to document their relationship. We get snippets of the same scene, only with different 1 second camera angle changes or minor body movement changes, over and over, as if to document these slices in time of their relationships. It was not helpful at all, merely making glaring obvious the omission of the majority of their relationship. I understand that the director may have been going for showing all other parts of a relationship, not just the love part, but still.

The actor and actresses fail to develop any chemistry, their scenes together do not convince me that they should be together with each other. The few normal conversations they have with each other face to face seem to be filled with awkward conversation and just plain awkwardness. Ironically, their sadness at being apart is apparent, but I don't believe them when they are together.

All in all, poor directing, lack of chemistry, and unsympathetic characters (stupid decisions, agony over problems that have simple solutions) made this movie practically unwatchable for me.


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