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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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


Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Box Office


$250,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Did You Know?


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 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 »


Anna: Do you want something to drink? I only have whiskey.
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User Reviews

A freshly brilliant take on young love
29 September 2011 | by See all my reviews

Don't let it's indie roots fool you. Like Crazy is a nostalgic love story of people who know what they want but don't know how to get it.

The acting is superb. Yelchin and Jones have chemistry and they play it across the board. You will smile, laugh, cry, and hold your breath as these two characters waltz in and out of each others' lives. Jennifer Lawrence and Charlie Bewley also deliver great performances.

The thing that sets Like Crazy apart is the fact that it doesn't try to be anything than an honest love story. It doesn't play up stereotypes. It doesn't beat out the indie clichés. The dialogue is naturally paced and feels richly authentic. The subtext is dramatic.

This film is worth every dollar and dime in my mind. If you get the chance, go see it. Take friends who want to share the fun of a good film.

Like Crazy is a fantastic watch and a fresh take on everything you thought you knew about indie romance.

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