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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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Drake Doremus
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anton Yelchin ... Jacob
Felicity Jones ... Anna
Jennifer Lawrence ... Sam
Charlie Bewley ... Simon
Alex Kingston ... Jackie
Oliver Muirhead ... Bernard
Finola Hughes ... Liz
Chris Messina ... Mike Appletree
Ben York Jones ... Ross
Jamie Thomas King ... Elliot
Amanda Carlin ... American Consulate Woman
Barry Sabath Barry Sabath ... Professor
Keeley Hazell ... Sabrina
Kayla Barr Hengami ... College Roommate (as Kayla Barr)
Jimmy Messer Jimmy Messer ... Delivery Man (as James Messer)
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Storyline

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

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 January 2012 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Like Crazy See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$123,140, 30 October 2011

Gross USA:

$3,413,908
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Dolby Digital | Datasat | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Director Drake Doremus showed a rough cut of the film to his former students at the Orange County High School of the Arts before submitting it to the Sundance Film Festival. See more »

Goofs

When Jacob is at a club with his current girlfriend, Samantha, he receives 3 texts from Anna that were first sent on December 1, 2010 but her last text was sent on May 29, 2011. This sequence of texts were supposed to be sent all within 5 minutes of each other according to the plot, not 6 months. See more »

Quotes

Jacob: I don't feel like I'm part of your life. I feel like I'm on vacation.
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Connections

Featured in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.15 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Can't Help Falling In Love
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Written by Luigi Creatore, Hugo Peretti and George David Weiss
Performed by Ingrid Michaelson
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A relatable love story
3 August 2011 | by blue-bukkitSee all my reviews

"Like Crazy" was my favorite movie at the Sundance Film Festival this year. It is a love story that I think many people can relate to. (I LOVE Arthur Hiller's "Love Story" and can relate to much of it, although most relationships don't end so tragically.)

I'm guessing that many of the people that didn't enjoy "Like Crazy" never experienced the beauty of young love, or the heartache it causes when you're forced into a long distance relationship. Or maybe they didn't like it because they only enjoy movies with cars exploding and lots of automatic gunfire. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but at least fess up in your reviews and say you'd rather be watching an action flick.

If you're not in the above categories, I recommend watching this film with your significant other. All of the actors are a delight to watch; they are natural and absolutely in the moment - no forced acting whatsoever. According to the director, they had a very limited script, basically just situations for each scene; so they used intuition with their characters and the dialogue. It's been a long time since I've seen a film with such real chemistry between characters, but this one has it.


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