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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 January 2012 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Como locos See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$123,140, 30 October 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,413,908, 12 May 2017
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Dolby Digital | Datasat | SDDS

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Drake Doremus enjoyed working with Felicity Jones so much that he cast her in his next film, Breathe In (2013). See more »

Goofs

(Around 42:40) When Jacob and Anna are on the Piccadilly line service to Heathrow, first Jacob's suitcase is at his left, then at his right, and you can't see it on the reflection at the glass behind Anna. See more »

Quotes

Anna: I don't feel very young.
Liz: Well, you are.
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Featured in Like Crazy: Alternate Scenes (2012) See more »

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Closet Astrologer
Written by Ryan McPhun
Performed by The Ruby Suns
Courtesy of Sub Pop Records
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A story of love, depending on what love really is
22 November 2011 | by napierslogsSee all my reviews

Anna (Felicity Jones) and Jacob (Anton Yelchin) are in love with each like crazy. Hence the title, "Like Crazy". They are in, or want to be in, a grown-up relationship — one where they act like adults and are just a part of each other's lives. But they met each other at college and one stupid idea forces them to make grown-up decisions that will affect the rest of their lives quicker than they would have liked.

"Like Crazy" is just about their relationship. We watch as they fall in love, grow apart, find a middle road, and then try and pick an extreme. Anna is a writer and Jacob is a furniture constructor. But their lives are just so inconsequential to the film which is the way it has to be when it is only about their relationship.

The film is minimal in story, in characters, in budget, and in production. And that's what makes it so sweet. Made for only $250,000 and edited in the director's bedroom, it's a story and film of passion.

I found it to be very similar to "Blue Valentine" (2010), but perhaps not as impactful — at least to me. Both played to rave reviews at Sundance, last year "Blue" picked up the Grand Jury Prize nomination, this year "Crazy" got the Jury win for both director Drake Doremus and actress Felicity Jones.

I first saw Felicity Jones last year in "Cemetery Junction" (2010). She played this beautifully innocent girl in a town where innocence just doesn't really exist. In "Like Crazy" she plays a beautiful, adult-like young woman growing up in a world of love but learns that she might not know what love is after all.


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