(2011)

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91
Like Crazy tells the truth, simply: Love is thrilling. And - just because of the way life happens - sometimes love hurts.
90
Variety
An exquisite, beautifully acted gem of a film, one that should serve as a prelude to bigger things for stars Felicity Jones and Anton Yelchin, as well as director Drake Doremus.
83
In Sundance terms, Like Crazy qualifies as this year's "Blue Valentine," but it's more observational about the details of a doomed relationship than relentlessly bleak like the aforementioned Derek Cianfrance movie.
80
Like Crazy proves it's still possible to make a love story that's both genuinely sweet and bittersweet.
75
Yelchin and Jones are up to the challenge of suggesting much by doing little.
75
Unlike most alleged Hollywood rom-coms, Like Crazy is delicate, uplifting and definitely worth investigating.
70
Deeply felt first-love tale offers convincing performances and a fine-tuned storytelling sensibility.
70
Like Crazy has a lively syntax and could, in an ungrateful mood, be tagged as slick. But Doremus gets the tempos right.
50
Village Voice
The idea is to show love in incidentals rather than big scenes, but the fragments selected do not build to any significance - this is a rote story, arbitrarily scattered into abstraction.
30
Boxoffice Magazine
A surprising follow-up to Doremus' low-fi but equally concept-driven 2010 Sundance feature "Douchebag," Like Crazy has appealing performances, a notable tone of realism in the acting and so many borrowed mannerisms from better or more interesting films it feels like a YouTube mash-up made by a Wes Anderson junkie who's studying Sophia Coppola movies while writing a term paper on "Garden State."

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