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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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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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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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$250,000 (estimated)

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


$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 »


During the party scene where Jacob meets Sam and is receiving texts from Anna, the date of her first text is December 1st. The second text, received moments later is dated May 23rd. See more »


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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A lukewarm reaction.
14 November 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a love story that was quite interesting to me, because the parts that didn't work were the parts dealing with the actual love. Felicity Jones and Anton Yelchin were both excellent on their own, burning with pain while trying to move on with their life and just exist with this hole inside of them. However it was when they were together that the film lost it's appeal for me. I couldn't feel any chemistry between them, so I had no stake in a large majority of it because I didn't understand why they wanted to be together. Even with their first meeting they seemed so dour together, I never once felt any genuine love there.

The conversations between them were good and honest, albeit typical, and the fact that they improvised a lot of their dialogue makes it more impressive. Unfortunately the premise hinges on an event that I couldn't realistically buy for a second so any sadness the characters felt didn't have enough of an impact on me because there was always this looming anger towards them for being so dumb and getting themselves in this situation. The ending is a smart move, but it's also a pretty straight Graduate rip-off, so I can't commend it too much.

I'm harping a lot on the things that I didn't like about the film, but I think ultimately there were more positives than negatives for me. The actors really shined individually, even if they didn't sell the core relationship for me, and quite a few of their separate scenes gave me an emotional reaction, albeit not to the extreme that they should have hit me. So I'm pretty lukewarm on it overall, but I at least admired the acting.

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