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Lovers on opposite sides of the Atlantic

Anton Yelchin and Felicity Jones star in Like Crazy

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A vivacious young Englishwoman (Felicity Jones), attending college in Los Angeles, strikes up a passionate romance with the gentle teaching assistant for one of her classes (Anton Yelchin). But their love affair is interrupted when the woman, having foolishly overstayed her student visa, briefly returns to London and then finds herself barred from re-entering the U.S. Written and directed by Drake Doremus, 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: despite their best efforts to surmount the immigration snafu, life keeps moving onward, and before long each of them is tempted by career opportunities and other romantic partners in their respective cities. The question ultimately becomes not when they'll be reunited but how long their love can endure before it's hopelessly compromised by time and their own individual desires. With Jennifer Lawrence.

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