3 1/2 Stars
Unscripted and off the cuff, writer/director Drake Doremus’ Like Crazy is a refreshingly honest take on long-distance love, and boy does it pull at the heart strings.
Boasting a talented young line-up; Felicity Jones (Chalet Girl), Anton Yelchin (Star Trek) and Jennifer Lawrence (X Men: First Class), it’s easy to see why this film has opened to critical acclaim. Winner of the Grand Jury and Special Jury prizes at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Doremus’ drama follows a young couple as they struggle to make their romance work, oceans apart.
After a passionate summer fling, exchange student Anna (Jones) is keen to keep her relationship with Jacob (Yelchin) alive, so she stays in the U.S. breaking the terms of her student visa. But when she is forced to return to the UK, their relationship comes under some serious strain.