Saturday, November 26, 2011

Like Crazy

This past Tuesday's movie night movie was Like Crazy, a love story starring Anton Yelchin and Felicity Jones. The movie follows a young couple as they grapple with a long-distance relationship. The couple, a British exchange student and an American student, meet at school just before graduation. Once they've graduated, however, her visa expires (which she violates) and she must return home. They spend the next few years meeting up, breaking up, getting married and dating other people. Finally, the girl's ban on entering the United States is lifted and she moves back so they can be together forever. But will they last that long?

The movie was a Sundance favorite and it's easy to see why. Anton and Felicity turn in great performances as star-crossed lovers. Everything feels believable, too, with their relationship shifting between giddy romance when they're together, and fights and despondence when they're parting or are apart. I was surprised to learn that much of the film was improvised, though that really added to the realism.

Mini soundtrack:

Paul Simon - "Crazy Love, Vol. II"

The Tallest Man on Earth - "The Wild Hunt"

Stars - "Dead Hearts"

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