Anna and Jacob meet in college in Los Angeles, and rather quickly move from mutual attraction to love to symbiosis to codependency. When Anna overstays her visa and then goes to a family function back in England, she finds she will not be permitted to re-enter the US, which puts the lovebirds in a pretty difficult position. Throughout the film, they must attempt to learn to be apart, all while dealing with all the other parts of adulthood. There is a heartbreak and a glorious memory for everyone who has ever loved in here.
Technically, I loved this film. It's slow paced but well edited, and the cinematography is beautiful and thought out to the smallest detail. The cast is great (River Song! Charlie Bartlett! Katniss!), and the two lead actors do a particularly good job at capturing and holding the viewer's attention.
Like Crazy is the purest snapshot of that first, horrible, gorgeous, all-encompassing love experience. Unfortunately, I found the ending unnecessarily jarring, because it was so very real. Most people watch a film to get away from their own life to a certain extent, and there was no stretch here- nothing to take the viewer away from themselves. Instead, I felt as though I'd been left hanging at the end of a friend's involved story. If I watch it again, I'll make sure and turn it off 4 minutes before the "end."
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