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"Like Crazy" (movie) stars Anton Yelchin, Felicity Jones and Jennifer Lawrence.

From the intoxicating opening encounter between young lovers Jacob (Yelchin) and Anna (Jones), "Like Crazy" leaps into the sweeping arc of a couple's first, unforgettable, yet star-crossed love affair. But as soon as it does, the film defies all the usual conventions of movie romance. Instead of watching the thrill and madness of love unfold from an amused distance, director Drake Doremus dives head-on into the thick of it, right into the nitty-gritty experience of the roiling, dizzying, over-in-a-flash moments that define roller-coaster love. They are moments almost everyone knows deep in their bones — the feeling of fitting so perfectly, of throwing out all caution, of being more alive for your longing; and the feeling of having to say goodbye, of missing someone fiercely, of wrestling with trust and jealousy, and of hoping against hope to light a match to that fire one more time — moments that we rarely get to see so intimately and revealingly exposed. 

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize and Special Jury Prize for Best Actress at this year's Sundance Film Festival, "Like Crazy" was filmed in a handmade, improv style that becomes a haunting x-ray of contemporary, transcontinental love — its obsessions, its uncertainty, its unreasonableness, and its excitement, its whimsy and its never-ending promise. 

The film begins when Anna and Jacob are college students. He's a talented young designer from Los Angeles; she's a gifted writer from London — but after Anna's makes the nervy first move, they seem to connect at the purest level. When they're together, they feel like anything is possible. But when Anna overstays her American visa, breaking the rules of 21st Century travel, she unwittingly drops a wall between them. Forced by law to return to London while Jacob remains in L.A., they discover the perils of long-distance relationships. Their lives become wrapped up in anxious text messages, missed phone calls and ecstatic reunions that turn to bittersweet departures. 

They also begin to change. Jacob's furniture design business takes off in L.A. Anna is promoted to Junior Editor in London. Jacob seeks solace with his assistant, Sam (Jennifer Lawrence) and Anna has a fling with her neighbor Simon (Charlie Bewley.) Yet every time they are inevitably pulled apart — by circumstance, by Homeland Security, by the clash of inexplicable emotions — something keeps luring them back together, something they cannot seem to hold on to, yet cannot live without. 

Paramount Vantage and Indian Paintbrush's 'Like Crazy" is a Super Crispy Entertainment Jonathan Schwartz/Andrea Sperling production. The movie is directed by Drake Doremus from an original screenplay written by Doremus & Ben York Jones. The producers are Jonathan Schwartz and Andrea Sperling, and the executive producers are Zygi Wilf, Audrey Wilf, Steven Rales and Mark Roybal. The artistic crew includes cinematographer John Guleserian, production designer Katie Byron, editor Jonathan Alberts, and costume designer Mari Chisholm, with music by Dustin O'Halloran.

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Genre: Romance
Runtime: 90 mins.
Release Date: November 5, 2011
Tagline: I want you. I need you. I love you. I miss you.
Distributor: Paramount Vantage
Production Companies:
Indian Paintbrush
Super Crispy Entertainment
Jonathan Schwartz/Andrea Sperling Productions

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