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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.Read more ›
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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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.
This film is so real.
I was expecting, in a way, to see a cheap knockoff of one of the best films in recent memory (`Blue Valentine' has only grown in my esteem as one of the first masterpieces of this current decade) but instead I received a special film; an intimate and unique fascinating look at love and the toll it takes on a person.
`Like Crazy' tells the story of Jacob and Anna. Jacob is an LA native, while Anna is from Europe and is in the States with a visa in order to attend college. That is where they meet and that is where they fall in love. Sadly, in a hasty lovelorn decision, Anna violates her visa in order to spend the summer with Jacob and winds up being refused entry back into the country once she leaves to attend a wedding. Forced to spend long spans of time apart, their love for one another (which is undeniable) is put to full test as they venture into other relationships while still trying to keep their own.Read more ›
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