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Some of this movie just doesn't make sense...,
This review is from: Like Crazy (Amazon Video)
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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Initial post: Jan 8, 2013 7:51:07 PM PST
Linda E. Van Horssen says:
...I laughed reading about the plywood chair ideas...Thanks.
Posted on Mar 13, 2013 9:24:28 PM PDT
When I saw the end, with the clips, it made me wonder if that's what they have to go through every time they come back together. Like they're remembering why they're trying to make this relationship work. Overall I liked it, but I agree with the "torturing their other partners" bit. Although I will say I didn't like Simon so much. . . seemed like a douche.
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