Like Crazy (2011)

The Very Best

8.0

Movie

UK, United States of America
English
Drama, Romance
2011
DRAKE DOREMUS
Alex Kingston, Amanda Carlin, Anton Yelchin
90 min

What it's about

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.

The take

See, low budget films do work! Like Crazy schools other romantic films on what they should all be: cute and sweet but also frustrating and nerve-wracking. Felicity Jones is absolutely fantastic here, she stars as a British girl who falls in love with an American, Jacob, while in college. On a whim, she overstays her visa to be with him, and then return to England to face the consequences. The intimacy this film explores really distinguishes it from others and makes for an authentic experience, as it is based on its writer/director's own 8-year long-distance relationship. A great option if you're in the mood for the type of suspense that pulls at your heartstrings.

 

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