Earlier this year, director Drake Doremus' romantic drama Like Crazy impressed audiences at the Sundance Film Festival, winning the Grand Jury Prize for a Dramatic Film. The first trailer for Like Crazy was similarly impressive, showing a heartbreaking portrait of young love, embodied by Anton Yelchin as an American college student who falls in love with a English exchange student (Felicity Jones). When Jones outstays her Visa, she is denied access to the U.S., putting a strain on their relationship.
In a recent interview with IamRogue, Doremus talked about his "really true and really authentic" approach to the project, an aspect which comes across in the movie's second trailer.
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The project came from trying to make a really personal story that hopefully resonates with audiences as being really true and really authentic. The film is mostly improvised from a fifty-page outline that my co-writer and I wrote. We wanted to just do a story from our generation's perspective that was really honest.
I wanted to make a really classic film. A sort of ‘70s art film in a way is how I started out the project. I wanted to do something that had a more classic feel than sort of the modern conventional filmmaking. So that's what I was hoping for, sort of do something really unique.