Like Crazy

Synopsis: Anna and Jacob fall instantly in love when they meet as students at an L.A. university. But Anna is British and when graduation approaches, Anna decides to stay and violate her student visa rather than returning to England. After a visit home, she is then unable to return to the United States. While fighting customs and immigration battles, Anna and Jacob must decide if their relationship is worth the distance and the hardship.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Drake Doremus
Production: Paramount Pictures
  9 wins & 6 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.7
Metacritic:
68
Rotten Tomatoes:
72%
PG-13
Year:
2011
86 min
$3,388,210
Website
671 Views

[woman] Publications like

Rolling Stone and Spare Rib

were created to feed the need

for alternative narratives from the

established newspapers of the day.

In much the same way, the Pauper Press

of the 1790s in England was developed

out of a need for mass representation

for the popular classes.

Those magazines and fanzines

of the '60s and '70s also provided

a means of reaching

beyond the official

and thus, ultimately,

beyond the ruling classes.

The Internet, in contrast,

no longer requires there to be

any notion of the group.

Its concern is wholly

with the individual.

It is with lucrative serendipity,

or perhaps just good branding,

that Myspace is so called.

The juxtaposition suggests

that the act of the individual

in defining their cyberspace

borders is more important

than what it is filled with.

It is simply 'your space.'.

For the end of monetized

mass communication

is the end of the press baron

champagne baths.

[man] Thank you, Anna.

Very provocative. Well done.

Does anyone else

have a presentation to make?

[students chattering]

[man] All right, make sure you turn

in your final packet to Jacob.

And thank you very much.

Hi.

I don't need to give you mine,

because I've already done it.

[Jacob] Cool.

- Cool.

[chuckles]

If she comes to invite

wearing the same dress as me,

- I will completely freak out!

- Hey, yeah... yeah.

No, it was OK.

It was fine.

[woman] Sweetheart,

I really miss you so much.

Mum, can you just...

I'll speak to you in a minute. I have

someone waiting on the other line.

All right, darling. I miss you.

- I love you.

- OK, OK, OK, bye

[phone beeps]

- Hello?

[man] Hi, Anna?

- It's Jacob.

- Hi.

[Anna] It didn't freak you out?

I guess you wouldn't

be here if it had.

No, it was nice.

And it was funny.

It was kind of great. I don't think

you're a nutcase, by the way, at all.

I thought I'd better

put that, just in case.

- That was a good disclaimer.

- Yeah, I just wanted to set that out.

- "No nutcases here."

- Yeah.

[laughs]

- Whoa.

These cups are huge.

They're like reservoirs.

It's almost bigger

than my face. [giggles]

Yeah, so what do you...

What's your major?

Furniture design.

That's why you're always drawing.

Yeah. You like to write then?

Yeah, yeah. I mean,

journalism is probably what I

would want to kind of go into

when I graduate. I don't know.

Who knows what we're going

to do when we leave.

You mean permanently when we leave?

Like when we're dead? We'll be dead.

[laughs] When we leave.

When we depart this planet.

[both laugh]

So are you going to

stay in LA after school?

Yeah, I'd like to,

if I can sort out my visa stuff.

So you grew up with

your mum and dad?

- My mom.

- And your dad?

He passed away when I was ten.

[Anna] Now, that's shitty.

- Yeah. It's quite shitty.

And what about you?

Yeah, my parents,

I'm very close to them.

It's only ever been...

I'm an only child, so...

Me, too.

Yeah, so I'm quite close to them.

But it's nice being away.

I think it's important to...

to get away from where you've

grown up for some of your life.

I was thinking about

leaving right now, actually.

[laughs]

Let's go.

Where do you want to go?

Um, do you want to come up?

[whispering] She likes

to go to bed early.

Oh, no, that's terrible!

So I try not to make too much noise.

Do you want a drink?

I only have whiskey.

Yeah.

- I don't drink much... actually.

[liquid pours]

Cheers.

[exhales deeply] [chuckles]

- It's strong. [laughs]

- Mm.

- Is that the chair where you write?

- Yeah.

It's not very comfortable.

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Drake Doremus

Drake Doremus (born March 29, 1983) is an American film director, screenwriter and producer best known for directing the films Like Crazy (2011) which won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, Douchebag (2010) which was in Dramatic competition at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, and Equals (2015). more…

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