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.

Director:

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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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 »

Goofs

In the first part of the movie Anna and Jacob are using an old flip phone. When Anna is back in London in a taxi listening to Jacob's voicemail she uses an iPhone but later when she is in bed calling Jacob she is back on her flip phone. In all scenes after that Anna and Jacob both use an iPhone. See more »

Quotes

Anna: I thought I understood it, that I could grasp it, but I didn't, not really. Only the smudgeness of it; the pink-slippered, all-containered, semi-precious eagerness of it. I didn't realize it would sometimes be more than whole, that the wholeness was a rather luxurious idea. Because it's the halves that halve you in half. I didn't know, don't know, about the in-between bits; the gory bits of you, and the gory bits of me.
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Soundtracks

Opus 26
Written by Dustin O'Halloran
Performed by Dustin O'Halloran
Published by Embassy Music Corporation on behalf of Dustin O'Halloran Music
Courtesy of Filter Recordings / Splinter Records
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"It's hard to keep stopping and starting"
5 December 2011 | by apaquin1901See all my reviews

Like Crazy isn't a perfect film, but it's a refreshingly personal one. Though it has a questionable screenplay and some awkward editing, the genuine emotion in every scene is palpable. Yelchin and Jones give the film their all: their romance is believable yet they bravely portray their flaws as well - perhaps so that we can relate to them better, so we can find ourselves in their mistakes and learn from their downfalls.

There are some issues - the editing can be choppy, some lines sound like they came from a 7th grader, and the film isn't nearly as long as it should be. It's hard to be sad about their separation when they're only separated for 5 minutes at a time. In spite of the occasional clunkiness, however, the film works because of the commitment to the characters, the genuine romance, and the tearjerkingly beautiful moments of pure, human emotion.


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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:

$3,395,391

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,852,409
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Dolby Digital | Datasat | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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