A British college student falls for an American only to be separated from him after she is banned from the U.S. for overstaying her visa.
" We get that Anna and Jacob care for each other, but the foundation for their devotion often feels insubstantial if not imaginary. "
" This indie drama starts off as a sexy little date movie, but once the lovers have been separated it grows steadily more complicated and mature. "
" The reason to see it co-stars with Anton Yelchin, around whom the project got going. Her name is Felicity Jones. "
" The couple's story is related through small, true-to-life details that paint an unidealized portrait of love - the euphoria, the sadness, and everything in between. "
" Those seeking a fresh take on romance will find Like Crazy almost existentially tepid. "
" It's just the small story of two young people trying hard to decide whether this is an infatuation worth growing past, or a real relationship worth growing into. "
" It's not a clunky rom-com; it's sweeter and more intimate. "
" Belying its title, Like Crazy is a film not about the ferocity of love, but about its fragility. "
" The emotional honesty of Like Crazy, which is comparable to Richard Linklater's great Before Sunrise and Before Sunset, is far removed from most of what passes in these goony movie days as youthful romance. "
" Doremus delivers a tightly focused film that's all the more impressive for being improvised. "
" A serious, deeply felt romance for an audience Hollywood most often bombards with raunchy sex comedies and video-game adaptations. "
" What could have come off as stilted and artificial is instead genuine and natural. "
" Call it l'amour phooey. "
" While the film is often quite moving, it's also at times frustrating; people in love, we realize, aren't always as fascinating to the rest of us as they are to each other. "
" It's not exactly Casablanca, but times have changed. "
" The cast creates such a naturalistic sense of empathy -- a complicity, even -- with the viewers that we're swept up into their characters' lives. "
" It's imperative for director and co-writer Drake Doremus to color the film with a great deal of blossoming-love sparkle right off the bat, and he does just that. "
" Although Like Crazy contains some emotionally on-target scenes, the movie as a whole feels glum and artificial. "
" A romantic drama that makes other romantic films look obvious and calculated in comparison. "
" Attention must be paid, even if you occasionally want to throw pots at the screen. "
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