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"Like Crazy" - a little study on love.,
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What a wonderful little discovery, "Like Crazy". I rented this film despite the fact that one of my friends (whose opinion is usually pretty reliable - we tend to like the same things film/book-wise) did not think much of it, and I was NOT disappointed.
I understand that for some people it's not too funny or not a typical rom-com, and that's a shame. I thought the film was fast-paced and easy to watch, very enjoyable thanks to the somewhat inventive cinematography and a great soundtrack (please check it out!) and brilliant acting from both Felicity Jones (who is really becoming great British actress, steadily one film at a time!) and Jennifer Lawrence (even though her role is really small, she still manages to shine).
I see some people complained about the actual plot of the film, how silly and unrealistic it is. Well, not really. I could absolutely relate to the whole thing, I myself had to obtain various residence documents at some point of my life, having to battle with immigration authorities. Thankfully, my experience was an easy one. But my very close friend married an American, the marriage took place in Europe, and I was a first-hand witness of the whole unnecessary bureaucracy of obtaining an American visa, even without any previous violation of the immigration control. The whole Embassy/visa-related process put somewhat a strain on the relationship of the newlyweds (who were genuinely in love, still are, to this day a decade later), but there were times when my friend was desperate, ready to give up, there were tears of devastation and anger among the numerous immigration forms.
Nevertheless, the main point of the film is not to show and ridicule the immigration process. I thought the film was a spot on, an immaculate study of human relationship, its development and decline.
The end scene of "Like Crazy" was amazing and simply a perfect point - it was for the viewer to decide which way the couple's story would then go, if there were still a chance for them, or if the embrace was somewhat a good-bye, a homage to their love, lost to the time and long separation and just simply to the flow of life, never to be brought back.
"Like Crazy" is definitely worth a watch and I will be ordering it to have in my personal collection.