Thursday, February 2, 2012

Like Crazy

This is one of the best films of the year and it is one of the best romances to be released in awhile. This film is so splendidly and meticulously made you cannot think about absolutely anything else except what is happening on the screen. The chemistry between the two leads is magnetic. Felicity Jones and Anton Yelchin give the best performances of their whole careers. There is also great supporting work done by last years Oscar nominee Jennifer Lawrence. This film captured me and would not let me go. I am a sucker for romances, especially the ones that carry a unique style to it different from ones that we have seen before. Like, "Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind" and "(500) Days Of Summer" this movie has its own genuine realness and special quality to it. As this rather short film takes the audience through the relationship you literally feel it. It being so intimately real makes it hard to turn away from. We have all had feelings that these two characters experience, whether it be to a greater or lesser degree we relate to them. We sit on the outside of the situation and we want each of them to do the better thing for the sake of love and stay together even if we ourselves would not do so in real life. After seeing this film you will notice your own naivety. The ending is perfect, I could not see it ending any other way. Whether we like it or not this movie shows what happens in reality. I could go on for decades about the style director Drake Doremus brings to this film. The long and intense shots that seem to pass over time are beautiful. The film seems to focus on the tiny little things that change over time, physically and emotionally. We get a sense of what life is about and how important are time is with each other and to never waste it. We need to be patient and never do anything we will later regret. This film is a romance for the decade. I do not know if with time this film will later be more recognized but I know I will always remember it. This film really hit me. I feel like I really took something from it, something amazing and beautiful. It has impacted me and I will never forget it. Not only does this film inspire a unique way of storytelling for young directors but, it hits hard on those who are normal people living life and falling in love and to make every second count. Much of the dialogue in this film was improved which explains how real and delicate the conversations are. It is this kind of genuineness in movies that make them so great and impacting. This movie will make you laugh, make you smile, and it will make you cry.

5 out of 5 Stars

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