DVD Review: Like Crazy

I love you. I want you. I need you.

Jacob (Anton Yelchin) and British exchange student Anna (Felicity Jones) meet in college in California. They fall madly in love, so much that Anna ends up violating the terms of her student visa and gets herself banned from the U.S when she returns to England to visit. Jacob has a great business in LA building furniture that he doesn't want to give up, so they are forced into a long distance relationship. Over the years Jacob begins seeing Sam (Jennifer Lawrence) and Anna dates Simon (Charlie Bewley) but they still can't shake each other, and while their lives are so different now, they still try to find a way to be together.

What I liked best about this film was how invested we get in the characters. Of course at the beginning we want them to stay together and be in love, but as they grow older, get great jobs and meet other people, we want them to just be at peace and live their lives. The ending is symbolic and leaves more questions than answers. Performances were great all around, I found myself really drawn to Jennifer Lawrence's character and my heart ached for her. Its just more proof that life isn't always fair.

Recommended: Yes

Grade: B

Memorable Quote: "It's not fair to you to be with someone that isn't fully committed." - Jacob (Anton Yelchin)


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