Like Crazy

Like Crazy

Felicity Jones plays Anna and Anton Yelchin plays Jacob in LIKE CRAZY, from Paramount Vantage and Indian Paintbrush. Photo credit: Fred Hayes. © 2011 Paramount Pictures and Indian Paintbrush Productions, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Like Crazy (2011)

Opened: 10/28/2011 Limited

Limited10/28/2011
The Landmark10/28/2011 - 12/08/201142 days
Arclight/Holly...10/28/2011 - 12/08/201142 days
Kendall Square...11/04/2011 - 12/08/201135 days
AMC Empire 2511/11/2011 - 12/15/201135 days
Embassy Cinema11/11/2011 - 11/22/201112 days
Claremont 511/23/2011 - 12/15/201123 days
Fallbrook 711/23/2011 - 12/15/201123 days
Laemmle's Play...12/09/2011 - 12/29/201121 days
Laemmle's Town...12/09/2011 - 12/22/201114 days
Laemmle's Moni...12/09/2011 - 12/15/20117 days
DVD03/06/2012

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Genre: Romantic Drama

Rated: PG-13 for sexual content and brief strong language.

Synopsis

A love story is both a physical and emotional tale, one that can be deeply personal and heartbreaking for an audience to experience. Director Drake Doremus' film Like Crazy beautifully illustrates how your first real love is as thrilling and blissful as it is devastating. When a British college student (Felicity Jones) falls for her American classmate (Anton Yelchin) they embark on a passionate and life-changing journey only to be separated when she violates the terms of her visa. Like Crazy explores how a couple faces the real challenges of being together and of being apart. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Best Picture at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and of the Special Jury Prize for Best Actress for Felicity Jones, Like Crazy depicts both the hopefulness and the heartbreak of love.

About the Film

From the intoxicating opening encounter between young lovers Jacob (Anton Yelchin) and Anna (Felicity Jones), Like Crazy leaps into the sweeping arc of a couple's first, unforgettable, yet star-crossed love affair. But as soon as it does, the film defies all the usual conventions of movie romance. Instead of watching the thrill and madness of love unfold from an amused distance, director Drake Doremus dives head-on into the thick of it, right into the nitty-gritty experience of the roiling, dizzying, over-in-a-flash moments that define roller-coaster love. They are moments almost everyone knows deep in their bones -- the feeling of fitting so perfectly, of throwing out all caution, of being more alive for your longing; and the feeling of having to say goodbye, of missing someone fiercely, of wrestling with trust and jealousy, and of hoping against hope to light a match to that fire one more time -- moments that we rarely get to see so intimately and revealingly exposed.

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize and Special Jury Prize for Best Actress at this year's Sundance Film Festival, Like Crazy was filmed in a handmade, improv style that becomes a haunting x-ray of contemporary, transcontinental love -- its obsessions, its uncertainty, its unreasonableness, and its excitement, its whimsy and its never-ending promise.

The film begins when Anna and Jacob are college students. He's a talented young designer from Los Angeles; she's a gifted writer from London -- but after Anna's makes the nervy first move, they seem to connect at the purest level. When they're together, they feel like anything is possible. But when Anna overstays her American visa, breaking the rules of 21st Century travel, she unwittingly drops a wall between them. Forced by law to return to London while Jacob remains in L.A., they discover the perils of long-distance relationships. Their lives become wrapped up in anxious text messages, missed phone calls and ecstatic reunions that turn to bittersweet departures.

They also begin to change. Jacob's furniture design business takes off in L.A. Anna is promoted to Junior Editor in London. Jacob seeks solace with his assistant, Sam (Jennifer Lawrence) and Anna has a fling with her neighbor Simon (Charlie Bewley.) Yet every time they are inevitably pulled apart -- by circumstance, by Homeland Security, by the clash of inexplicable emotions -- something keeps luring them back together, something they cannot seem to hold on to, yet cannot live without.

Paramount Vantage and Indian Paintbrush present a Super Crispy Entertainment Jonathan Schwartz/Andrea Sperling production, Like Crazy, directed by Drake Doremus from an original screenplay written by Doremus &Ben York Jones. The producers are Jonathan Schwartz and Andrea Sperling, and the executive producers are Zygi Wilf, Audrey Wilf, Steven Rales and Mark Roybal. The artistic crew includes cinematographer John Guleserian, production designer Katie Byron, editor Jonathan Alberts, and costume designer Mari Chisholm, with music by Dustin O'Halloran.

 

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