I went a great man-date with Julian last week and saw “Like Crazy” which stars Felicty Jones and Anton Yelchin as two college students who fall in love. It’s not a rom-com but rather a romance. Here are some thoughts…
The film is a very realistic portrayal of 20’s romance. Anyone who has ever been in a long distance relationship in their 20’s will relate to this film. You feel high on the relationship one second and then it drags and disappears.
Great use and progression of cell phone technology. Finally we see the impact texting can have on a character. It always bothers me that this doesn’t happen more in movies. Also, the technology was pretty accurate – from the clamshell to the iPhone, it was some very realistic mobile movie footage.
That Chair. This is the actual chair (below) which was on display at the Arclight. In the film, it made me think that only in LA could you sell a really unconformatable chair for lots of money and have it as your business. That’s why he could never move to London. The Brits wouldn’t stand for expensive uncomfortable furniture.
How about Jennifer Lawrence! She was given a small part as the backup girlfriend, but man did she sell it. So well, in fact, that i think she stole most of those scenes and I think she did too good of a job. You can tell that she’s going to be a star.
Let’s talk about the end. Do they stay together? I think so. Felicity Jones was always way more into Anton than the other way around. She approached him and left him a note on his car. She suggested they get married. And at the end, she came over to LA and has no plans of going nowhere. Throughout their relationship, Anton was not one to rock the boat. Thus, i think he’ll stick with it and they’ll come back around. I’m optimistic for them.
Finally, i also got hold of the note that Felicty writes him in the beginning. It’s below.