‘Like Crazy’ Is Coming To The Towngate

The Towngate Cinema will feature a special New Year’s weekend engagement of the critically acclaimed film “Like Crazy” starring Felicity Jones and Anton Yelchin. The movie is a love story about a British woman named Anna (Jones) and an American named Jacob, who meet when they are both students at a university in Los Angeles. They fall deeply in love, and when it comes time for Anna to be graduated, she decides to stay in America in violation of her student visa. But after she makes a brief visit to England, she learns that she is going to have great difficulty getting back into the United States because of the red tape involving customs and immigration laws.

The show times for “Like Crazy” are Friday, Dec. 30, at 7 and 9 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 31, at 7, and 9 p.m., and Sunday, Jan. 1, at 2 and 4 p.m. The film is rated PG-13, and its running time is 90 minutes. The following critical commentary is compliments of Metacrtic.com. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

San Francisco ChronicleMick LaSalle
 The actors keep their clothes on, but everything else is naked in Like Crazy, a romantic drama that makes other romantic films look obvious and calculated in comparison.            

Christian Science MonitorPeter Rainer A semi-improvised, microbudget marvel with a range of feeling that shames most big-budget star-driven movies.


USA TodayClaudia Puig
 Doremus’ elegant filmmaking is key to the appeal of the film, but it would never work as superbly without the wonderfully natural, believable performances and powerful chemistry of the lead actors. 

Entertainment WeeklyLisa Schwarzbaum
 Like Crazy tells the truth, simply: Love is thrilling. And – just because of the way life happens – sometimes love hurts.         

VarietyAndrew Barker
 An exquisite, beautifully acted gem of a film, one that should serve as a prelude to bigger things for stars Felicity Jones and Anton Yelchin, as well as director Drake Doremus. 


St. Louis Post-DispatchCalvin Wilson
A beautifully realized drama that gets to the essence of what it’s like to be young, confused and in love.           

Rolling StonePeter Travers
 Jones is a marvel. Sundance couldn’t get enough of her. You won’t, either. Her performance grabs hold and won’t let go.

Portland OregonianShawn Levy 
There’s plenty of freshness and skill here, both in front of the camera and behind it.  


indieWIREEric Kohn
In Sundance terms, Like Crazy qualifies as this year’s “Blue Valentine,” but it’s more observational about the details of a doomed relationship than relentlessly bleak like the aforementioned Derek Cianfrance movie.            

Chicago ReaderJ.R. Jones
 This indie drama starts off as a sexy little date movie, but once the lovers have been separated it grows steadily more complicated and mature.            

TimeMary Pols
 Like Crazy is a cinematic love potion and you leave it feeling bewitched.

Wall Street JournalJoe Morgenstern
 Like Crazy develops slowly, and threatens at first to be just another movie about beautiful young people in the Age of Fraught Relationships. It’s much more than that, though. Without belaboring any issues, it speaks volumes about fear of commitment.


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One response to “‘Like Crazy’ Is Coming To The Towngate

  1. Sherry

    Looking forward to seeing it , since we missed it in it’s short run at the theaters…xxxo

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