If you are a fan of “The Notebook”, then you must be a fan of love. If you think “The Notebook” captures the essence of true love however…think again. Do yourself a favor and download “Like Crazy.” I may be a little delayed in spreading the news about this epic film, as it first premiered in the Summer of 2011 – but I like to think there is no expiration to broadcasting a movie as touchingly poignant as this one.
It is one of these rare films that leaves you wanting more and searching within yourself for answers to questions you maybe hadn’t considered before. At the great risk of oversimplifying or being ridiculed for my overly hopeless romantic disposition…it really does beg the question: What is true love? Is there even a way to begin to define it?
A smaller budget film, produced by Paramount Vantage and Indian Paintbrush, and winner of Sundance Film Festival’s prestigious Best Picture award, the film has a rather simplistic premise: British girl attends American college and falls in love with American boy; British girl violates her Visa to stay with boy; British girl eventually travels back to U.K. – only to later be banned from entering the U.S….the two struggle to find how to reconcile their love and relationship, continents apart. But through this simple plot, there is a type of raw emotion expressed by the actors, that makes this film anything but simple.
“I thought I understood it…but I didn’t. Not really. I knew the smudgeness of it. The eagerness of it. The idea of it. Of you and me. ” Here is the trailer . Enjoy!