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 Chronicle Mick 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.
USA Today Claudia 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.
Variety Andrew 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.
indieWIRE Eric 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.
Wall Street Journal Joe 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.