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'Like Crazy': Betsy Sharkey's film pick of the week [video]

November 16, 2011 |  6:00 pm

“Like Crazy” is such a refreshing cut at young love that it’s hard not to go crazy for it.

The tiny indie stars a group of new-generation actors, led by Felicity Jones and Anton Yelchin. They beautifully pierce the heart as Anna and Jacob, a couple who connect in college and try to keep their transatlantic relationship alive as her visa expires and she returns home to London and he sets down roots in California.

What makes this love story so charming is the way it marries the new-age and old-fashioned romance. Director Drake Doremus is shaping up to be something of a relationship specialist. “Like Crazy” is the sixth Doremus project on the subject and is a more serious, and sentimental, look than the director has taken before.

Though it’s interesting to see him tackling his favorite themes in more grown-up ways, mostly it’s great watching all the ups and downs that real relationships go through and remembering when falling in love was so easy to do.


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-- Betsy Sharkey

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