LIKE CRAZY (2011)
This has now taken over my love for Liberal Arts. And for some obvious reason this movie, ofcourse, is highly relateable with my past. LOL. Which explains why i can highly identify with the characters, not just of Ana (and Jacob), but even with Samantha.
Ana- her naivety and idealism, her pushiness and drive, her being adventurous and fearful of the unknown. When i got into my own long distance relationship, i was 21. At that age, you feel like you’re an adult already yet not quite. Here you are, meeting and falling madly for someone and then just being cut short with immigration issues. And so when apart, there’s this almost need of being polygamous to know which other boundaries you can still tackle yet knowing deep inside it’s just suffocatingly painful. It doesn’t have to be any issue of jealousy or boredom or disagreement even, just being AWAY eats your heart out. Felicity Jones, you are one awesome, fine character actor. Speaking with just eyes takes my breath away. My favorite scene with you and Anton Yelchin has to be that train ride when facing each other, you just have to stare at the person you love until he/she’s gone and then, poof, he/she IS gone and all you can think of that empty seat across you is him/her.
Samantha- even for a small role back then compared to the roles she gets now, Jennifer Lawrence has always been a scene stealer. Her character being added on the storyline was a fantastic idea. The great girl that comes along a boy’s life after a breakup, almost perfect, but is still not the one. And again, it kind of resonates with my own past. Not exactly a rebound girl or the other woman, but to put it simply, victim lovers of the art of dating. However, getting back with Jacob after their history would probably be one thing i wouldn’t have done anymore (after crying and saying i love you to a guy only to be dumped, like seriously).
And how apt is it that it’s set in LA, i literally pointed out every place i’ve been to and literally googled places i have yet to see after. And the soundtrack? Orgasmic feel. That, i have yet to research.
xx Cheers xx