Like Crazy 2011 PG-13 CC

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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.

Starring:
Anton Yelchin, Felicity Jones
Runtime:
1 hour 31 minutes

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Like Crazy

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Genres Drama, Romance
Director Drake Doremus
Starring Anton Yelchin, Felicity Jones
Supporting actors Jennifer Lawrence, Charlie Bewley, Alex Kingston, Oliver Muirhead, Finola Hughes, Chris Messina, Ben York Jones, Jamie Thomas King, Amanda Carlin, Barry Sabath, Keeley Hazell, Kayla Barr, Jimmy Messer, Natalie Hoflin, Robert Pike Daniel, James Tamborello, Meredith Landman, David Foster
Studio Paramount
MPAA rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

All in all, this was a very good movie with excellent acting.
Sammy
They are in love but not really any more and something is not right.
Rene S. Hoepelman Jr.
Awful movie...this is an hour and 30 minutes of a waste of time.
Ashley Nicole

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68 of 76 people found the following review helpful By M. Oleson TOP 500 REVIEWER on November 26, 2011
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
There have many films over the years about long distance romance including 2010's cute romantic comedy "Going the Distance." In that film it involves one person in New York and the other in L. A. The characters are put in circumstances that bring a chuckle or two. That way, the angst of the difficult romance is lessened. In this film whose title comes from a line "I love you `like crazy'" our lovers have more obstacles including distance. Jacob (Anton Yelchin) is a teaching assistant at a Los Angeles college where Anna (newcomer Felicity Jones) is a student from England. She has eyes for Jacob and leaves him a rather lengthy note on his car windshield. We only see glimpses of the note, but Jacob appreciates the effort and the humor of the contents. They go out and begin dating and eventually fall in love. During this section of the film we of course get to witness what I refer to as the "falling in love part". That is, running on the beach, eating ice cream, riding bumper cars and so on. Life is complicated however as Anna has a student visa that will expire so she must return to England for 3 months before returning. In spite of the potential consequences she decides to stay with Jacob for the summer before returning. Time quickly passes during this section but upon her return to the U. S. she is denied entry because she had previously overstayed her visa.

Anna and Jacob are deeply in love and we can feel their angst. We are led to believe that both are in love, but clearly Anna has been bitten much harder. With time passing before they can reunite, Jacob plays house with an assistant at his business (designing and making custom chairs). As played by Jennifer Lawrence, Sam has also fallen for Jacob.
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31 of 34 people found the following review helpful By kstelly on April 20, 2012
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I loved this movie! It is raw, emotional, and cuts to the very core of how distance and time affect a relationship. It is a movie directed by emotions and feelings, by silences and music rather than words. Watch it with an open mind and an open heart.
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29 of 32 people found the following review helpful By HWWoman on April 22, 2012
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Okay, let's start with Jacob's plywood chair company. Every time he started to draw a new plywood chair idea on a napkin, I had to laugh. Leave the plywood chairs to IKEA and other mass manufacturers.
I found some moments in this movie compelling, but for the most part it was agonizing to watch Anna and Jacob torture each other and their other partners with the ebb and flow of living together and living apart. Jennifer Lawrence does an admirable job portraying Jacob's other very admirable love interest. Felicity Jones' Anna seems to take the reins much of the time to keep whatever is left of their relationship from fading into the past. Anton Yelchin's Jacob is a limp, malleable character who goes with the flow probably more than he should.

SPOILER ALERT Ultimately the two have legal rights to live together in the US. When Anna receives the call from her parents' friend Harry (who has toiled for months to get approval for Anna to be able legally be in the US), Anna takes the call with the heaviness and frustration of knowing or at least questioning whether this is what she really wants for her future. Anna leaves a very rewarding career to move to the US and we see her looking up less than ideal jobs on the Internet. Jacob meanwhile gets to move back to his company/living space. Where is the fairness in this decision? The abrupt ending was probably realistic and very similar to the ending from "The Graduate". Okay, we are here, we are together, where do we go from here? Do we even really want to be together anymore?

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By ivyspies on April 16, 2012
Format: Blu-ray
(semi-spoilers alert)
first to get this out of the way: it irked me to no end that jacob never made the leaps and bounds to make his move to anna. she was the one who had the good job, later a promotion, too. what made it so his business was so established he could not possibly relocate? ah, that felt good to vent.

loved the movie, and its well done job in sculpting this relationship. i personally found this resoundingly true to life. and in my situation, as well, one of us just wasn't as committed to making it work in spite of odds/frailty/distance. but things in life aren't usually so simple. relationships deserve a chance to develop at their own pace. just as a good dish, made with right ingredients, still won't turn out right, if rushed or drawn out. in hindsight, the culmination of things between anna and jacob made total sense, given the foundation of their relationship amounted to mere months of time knowing one another before circumstances turned them into mere visitors in each others' lives. their desire for what was had, blinded them both to the reality that it had passed, and they were clinging to something fraying, not thriving. the fights were becoming petty and harsh. this was a portrayal of first love, a practice, if you will. the sentiment and experiences conveyed genuinely, in their naivety, innocence, and intent.

of course, the wishful part of me, stays irked that jacob sat on his duff waiting for anna to move to the US.
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18 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Ashley Nicole on January 7, 2013
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I really wanted this movie to be good. I was holding off watching it because I thought it was going to be a cute, inde chick flick and couldn't bear torturing my husband to watch it with me. Well, I finally watched it. In the beginning, I thought I had made a good choice, that it was a cute love story about a British girl and an American guy. But man this movie went down the toilet real quick. It's one of those movies I wish I could unwatch because it gave me one of those crappy, no good, need to take a shower kind of feelings. I agree with the reviewer that said that "Love and Selfishness Can Not Coexist" and that "Most romantic movies ignore the fact that the feeling that comes with "falling in love", is not real love and is always temporary." I only continued to watch it (when it made a turn for the worse) because I was just hoping the movie would turn itself around and the characters would stop cheating on each other and actually end up at least liking each other again...I was hoping that the rolling credits were just a joke and the real ending would happen eventually... Not to mention, it provides a terrible message for people who want to be in a "happy relationship," married or not. Awful movie...this is an hour and 30 minutes of a waste of time.
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