Like Crazy (2011)

Drake Doremus directs Felicity Jones, Anton Yelchin and Jennifer Lawrence in this romance about a couple, clearly in love, separated by immigration laws.

Directed so as to be a collage of “real” understated moments, this oscillates between powerfully affecting and bitty. The cast is winning, though it is hard to have too much sympathy for Yelchin’s Jacob when he pines for Felicity Jones while having Jennifer Lawrence as his emergency back-up. This feels more recognisable on the whole than most Hollywood romances.


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