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Like Crazy

28like_span-thumbstandard An American man and a British woman fall madly in love while attending college in Los Angeles. But when she returns to London, their trust is tested, forcing them to confront the idea that their love may be impermanent.
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Netflix Rating: 3.4
NYT Review
“Like Crazy" is about young lovers struggling to get their lives together and what happens when immigration policies keep them apart. Read the review
Rotten Tomatoes: Fresh 73%
Critics' score: 73   Audience score: 62   Rotten Tomatoes page
Top Rotten Tomatoes Critics

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. full review

Eric D. Snider, Film.com

Felicity Jones will break your heart at least once in "Like Crazy." full review

Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel

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. full review

Tom Long, Detroit News

It's not exactly Casablanca, but times have changed. full review

Connie Ogle, Miami Herald

What could have come off as stilted and artificial is instead genuine and natural. full review

Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic

The cast creates such a naturalistic sense of empathy -- a complicity, even -- with the viewers that we're swept up into their characters' lives. full review

Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune

Belying its title, Like Crazy is a film not about the ferocity of love, but about its fragility. full review

Christopher Orr, The Atlantic

Call it l'amour phooey. full review

Rick Groen, Globe and Mail

A serious, deeply felt romance for an audience Hollywood most often bombards with raunchy sex comedies and video-game adaptations. full review

Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

Those seeking a fresh take on romance will find Like Crazy almost existentially tepid. full review

Bruce Demara, Toronto Star

A romantic drama that makes other romantic films look obvious and calculated in comparison. full review

Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle

Attention must be paid, even if you occasionally want to throw pots at the screen. full review

Ty Burr, Boston Globe

Although Like Crazy contains some emotionally on-target scenes, the movie as a whole feels glum and artificial. full review

James Berardinelli, ReelViews

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. full review

J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader

The reason to see it co-stars with Anton Yelchin, around whom the project got going. Her name is Felicity Jones. full review

Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

It's not a clunky rom-com; it's sweeter and more intimate. full review

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

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. full review

Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor

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. full review

Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger

We get that Anna and Jacob care for each other, but the foundation for their devotion often feels insubstantial if not imaginary. full review

Sara Stewart, New York Post

Doremus has crafted an intelligent and evocative story driven by two expert leads. I liked it very much. I just wish I could say I was crazy about it. full review

Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
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