Long distance relationships are a true test for any couple based on their persistance and trust towards their other half. Like Crazy takes a look into this kind of relationship in a sweet and realistic way with strong performances along the way until the ending happened, but more on that later.
Anton Yelchin and Felicity Jones truly shine in their roles. They really give their relationship such a sweet and kind-hearted innocence to it that you honestly believe that they are in love. Their conversations and body language seem genuine and you immediately like them to be together. When they fight, it is just as gripping and they both do a great job at it. I for one am not a big fan at how some of these indie romantic movies are directed, but this one had like a memoir look to it that I enjoyed.
The one big fault that made me go "Uhhhhh" was the ending. After all the dilemmas and changes in their lives, the ending feels like it shortchanged you and leaves you wanting more. While it doesn't spoonfeed you a happy or sad ending, it does seem a little bittersweet especially since you really wanted to know what was going to happen.
Plot (7/10): Aside from the ending, the build of their relationship was well-developed. Sweet and stressful when it needed to be.
Acting (8/10): Jones and Yelchin were great together. Some genuine chemistry onscreen.
Direction (7/10): I liked the memoir like look of the movie. It does have that "indie look" to it.
Eye Candy (8/10): Felicity Jones is just adorable. She reminded me of a very young Gemma Arterton. Jennifer Lawrence brings some sex appeal to the movie.
Overall, it is a well made romantic drama with strong performances from the two leads. THe ending might put some people off, but it is worth a watch.