Movie Review: Like Crazy
Like Crazy is not your typical chick-flick, not your typical romance film. This one is different. In a world of Blockbuster cookie-cutter fantasies, Like Crazy holds a valuable vein of truth. The acting, cinematography, and script are wonderful and come together to present an interesting and well-made film.
Anna, a British exchange student (Felicity Jones) and Jacob (Anton Yelchin) meet in a college class they share and the two spark a carefree romance with a deep connection. After Anna overstays her visa, however, she finds that she cannot return to California, and, thus, Jacob. She returns to Great Britain and what follows is a chronicle of the ups and downs of a relationship the two can never really leave behind and a love and connection that keeps them fighting for the chance to be together again.
Yelchin and Jones both give stellar performances. In parts heartbreaking, uplifting, awkward, and endearing, they keep the film completely engaging and realistic.