THE PLOT THUS FAR
Like Crazy beautifully illustrates how your first real love is as thrilling and blissful as it is devastating. When a British college student falls for her American classmate, they embark on a passionate and life-changing journey only to be separated when she violates the terms of her visa. Like Crazy explores how a couple faces the real challenges of being together and of being apart. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for best Actress for Felicity Jones, Like Crazy depicts both the hopefulness and the heartbreak of love.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
Jacob and Anna meet in college. She is a British student in an unnamed Los Angeles college which Jacob is also attending, although his field is design. Anna likes Jacob; he appears to be a shy young man who will not take the first step to ask Anna out on a date. Never fear, Anna takes the first step in approaching him. She decides to leave a note she has written on his windshield hoping he will see it. Fortunately, Jacob likes what he reads and he takes an instant liking to the bold English girl with no hangups.
What makes the film is their romance. It blossoms because both are madly in love with one another. Since it is the end of the semester, Anna has planned to return to England, not even thinking she would be romantically involved with Jacob. Then, there is a problem with her student visa; she must return to her country when it expires at the end of the college term. Anna, without thinking much about the complications, decides to overstay so she can spend time with her new American boyfriend.
The DVD comes with a commentary from the director and editors. Plus, you get a digital copy even though it’s Ultraviolet. The A/V Quality is pretty strong, but it’s not HD. The Dolby 5.1 track does the best it can with heavy dialogue and not a lot of dynamic range. Still, the transfer is pretty sharp for standard definition. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase.
RELEASE DATE: 03/06/2012