quotes provides a fresh take on the usual romantic dramas.
It's a slow and often sad tale of two young lovers who’s love and
resilience is put to the test when they have been made to separate for
a long period of time. The love story is based on a combination of real
experiences of the filmmakers, however, it is not told in the
traditional terms that we are used to seeing. Instead the audience is
given glimpses and fragments of these two lovers lives when they are
together and when they are apart, it's a powerful story that shows you
the fragility of love. Like
Crazy quotes are undeniably intriguing and
engaging but the fact that the script is on the thin side makes it hard
for audience to truly connect with the romance pairing of the two main
characters. Despite this flaw the quality of the performances makes it
worth a look.
by: Drake Doremus
Ben York Jones Starring: Anton Yelchin
Felicity Jones - Anna
Jennifer Lawrence - Sam
Charlie Bewley - Simon
Alex Kingston - Jackie
Oliver Muirhead - Bernard
Finola Hughes - Liz
Chris Messina - Mike Appletree
Ben York Jones - Ross
Jamie Thomas King - Elliot
Amanda Carlin - American Consulate Woman
Barry Sabath - Professor
Keeley Hazell - Sabrina Kayla Barr -
College Roommate James Messer
- Delivery Man Natalie Blair
- Natalie Robert Pike Daniel
- Court Clerk
[Jacob and Anna, an
exchange student from England, meet for a coffee after she'd left him a
note asking him out] Anna: I
didn't freak you out? [Jacob shakes his head] Anna: I
guess you wouldn't be here if it had. Jacob: No,
it was nice. I mean, it was funny. It was kind of great. I don't think
you're a nutcase, by the way, at all. Anna: I
thought I better put that just in case. Jacob: That
was a good disclaimer. Anna: Yeah.
You know, I just wanted to set that out. No nutcases here! Jacob: Yeah.
cups are huge. They're like reservoirs. Anna: It's
almost bigger than my face. [Anna laughs] Anna: Yeah,
so what do you...what's your major? Jacob: Furniture
design. Anna: That's
why you're always drawing. Jacob: Yeah.
You like to write then? Anna: Yeah.
Yeah. I mean, journalism is probably what I would want to kind of go
into when I graduate. I don't know. Who knows what we're gonna do when
we leave. Jacob: You
mean, permanently when we leave? Like when we're dead, we'll be dead. [Anna laughs] Anna: We...we
depart this planet.
[as he's walking her
home] Jacob: So
are you gonna stay in L.A. after school? Anna: Yeah.
I'd like to if I can sort out my visa stuff. So you grew up with your
mom and dad? Jacob: My
mom. Anna: And
your dad? Jacob: He
passed away when I was ten. Anna: That's
shitty. Jacob: Yeah.
It's quite shitty. And what about you? Anna: Yeah,
my parents, I'm very close to them. It's only ever been...I'm an only
child, so. Jacob: Me
too. Anna: Yeah.
So, I'm close...I'm quite close to them. But it's nice being away. I
think it's important to get away from your...where you've grown up for
some of your life. Jacob: I
was thinking about leaving right now, actually. [Anna laughs] Jacob: Let's
go. Where do you wanna go?
[after their date Anna
invites Jacob to her apartment] Jacob: Is
that the chair where you write? Anna: Yeah. [Jacob sits on it] Jacob: It's
not very comfortable. [Anna laughs] Anna: It
does the job.
[as he looks at her CD
collection] Jacob: You
like Paul Simon? Anna: Yeah.
Do you? Jacob: Yeah,
I love Paul Simon. Anna: Really? Jacob: Yeah.
I love Graceland. It's so good. Anna: Oh,
that's my favorite album.
[as they sit on her bed
listening to Paul Simon] Jacob: Would
you mind reading me something? Anna: What
do you want me to read? Jacob: Something
you wrote. Anna: Okay.
You're not allowed to laugh. Jacob: I'm
not. Anna: I
haven't read it out loud yet, so you'll be the first person.
you wanna hear? Jacob: Mmhmm. Anna: I
thought I understood it, that I could grasp it. But I didn't, not
really. Only the smudgeness of it; the pink-slippered, all-containered,
semi-precious eagerness of it. I didn't realize it would sometimes be
more than whole, that the wholeness was a rather luxurious idea.
Because it's the halves that halve you in half. I didn't know, don't
know, about the in-between bits; the gory bits of you, and the gory
bits of me.
like the halves that halve you in half. [Anna laughs] Anna: It's
a bit childish. Jacob: No!
[weeks pass and the two
slowly become inseparable, then Anna's parents come to visit and the
four go out to dinner] Jackie:
You're being adults? Bernard: Oh,
for God sake! Jackie: Bernard,
stop it. This is something I just have to ask. [turning to Jacob] Jackie: I'm
sorry. We're very open in our house. Bernard: We're
not that open. We're not that open at all. Jackie: We
are! Bernard: We
are not. Jackie: We
talk. You may not be open, but Anna and I are. We talk about
everything. I'm sorry, you're just...I have to tell you this right now.
So don't be embarrassed. [to Anna and
Jacob] Jackie: You
are being grown up? You are being adults? Bernard: You
do not have to answer that. Anna: Yes! Jackie: Thank
you. That's all I needed to know. That's perfect.
[to Jacob after he's
given her the chair he's made for her and she sees he's carved 'Like
Crazy' at the bottom of the chair] Anna: I
love you. Like crazy.
[whispering under the
sheets] Jacob: What
are we gonna do after we graduate? Anna: We...we'll
sort something out. Don't think about it now. I'll come back and I'll
get a work visa. Jacob: I
hate thinking about it. Anna: I'm
not gonna leave. Promise. Jacob: Okay. Anna: Yeah.
Yeah. [they both laugh quitely]
[as Anna's visa is due
to run out soon, they decide to take a break before she leaves for the
UK] Jacob: Are
they excited that you're coming back? Anna: Yeah.
They can't wait. My mom is very excited. I'm glad we're getting away
for a...for a night. We'll come back here on the way back, before I go
to the airport. Jacob: Yeah. Anna: What
time is the boat? Jacob: Ten
thirty. Anna: We
haven't got that much time. Jacob: Don't
worry. It's okay. Anna: I'm
twenty four hours I will be home with my parents. Jacob: I
wish I could come with you. It would be fun. Anna: Yeah.
Well, my parents could always help out. Jacob: No.
It's fine. In two and a half months you'll be back. Anna: Yeah,
I know. I know. I'm just thinking...as an option. But it'll go so quick
actually that we won't even notice it. Jacob: We
won't even notice it. Anna: No.
[on the morning that
Anna is due to leave for England] Anna: Jacob,
I made a decision. I'm gonna stay. I'm gonna stay for the summer and
then I'll just go back for the wedding and then I'll come back after
that. Jacob: Anna,
listen to me. As much as I'd like that, you can't do that. Anna: Why? Jacob: Your
visa. Anna: I
can't go back. I mean, I have to be sad. We have so much fun and we can
stay in bed all summer. Jacob: Okay.
Oh, man. Okay. [they hug and kiss]
[after Anna goes to
England for the wedding, she returns to America but she's stopped at
the airport and she calls Jacob, in tears] Anna: I'm
not going to be able to come through! Jacob: Where
are you right now? Anna: I
haven't even gone through. I haven't even gone past the passport
customs yet! Jacob: Okay,
baby. Listen, I'm gonna...I'm gonna...
I said you're just coming and they said no, I have to be reviewed when
I'm back in England. Anna:
But I said, can I just come through just for this...for
this trip. And...and she was like, no, and...and...because of the
violation. Jacob: I'm
gonna...I'm gonna find somebody and I'll come get you. Okay? Anna: Okay. [Jacob runs around the
airport trying to find someone who will let him see her but she's
forced onto the next flight to the UK and deported]
[Jacob listens to the
voice message Anna's left for him] Anna: Hi,
Jacob. It's Anna. Um...I'm sorry I missed your call again. Uh...it's
been pretty busy here. Um...are you around at about five today?
Uh...so. Five...um...eight, nine o'clock. Nine a.m. for you. Um...I
can't believe I missed you again. Well, let's try for later today and
if not then hopefully on Monday.
[Anna listens to the
voice message Jacob's left for her] Jacob: Hey,
uh...look, I'm gonna head to bed. Maybe we can try tomorrow. I know you
said you had a thing for the magazine, but uh...I'm just uh...I'm like
really exhausted and I have to get up early for work, so. Just uh...why
don't you just send me an email and let me know uh...let me know when
it's good for you to talk. Okay, I'll talk to you soon. Bye.
[Jacob, now moved into a
rundown loft above his workshop where he creates furniture, is
discussing his work with a friend] Ross And
then are you going to the UK after that? Jacob: No. Ross: You're
not? Jacob: No. Ross: No? Jacob: No.
No. We...we sort of, couple of months ago we agreed not to... Ross: You
guys could just be like friends, yeah? Jacob: Yeah.
[one night Jacob missing
Anna calls her] Jacob: Hey,
how are you? Anna: Um...I'm
okay. Yeah. I just um...it was a bit of shock. How's everything going?
moved into a new place. Anna: Yeah? Jacob: Yeah. Anna: Yeah,
that's great. That sounds really good. Jacob: So
what have you been doing? Anna: I'm
just working really hard. I'm busy and...yeah, stuff...stuff's going
well. It's been a good few months. Jacob: That's
great to hear. Anna: Yeah.
I just um...I hope it carries on. Jacob: It's
uh...it's nice to hear your voice. I'm so sorry I woke you up. Anna: Okay.
Well, I better go um...before it gets too late and I have to be up. Jacob: Alright. Anna: Okay.
Bye. I'll talk to you later, alright? Anna: Okay.
[after the call from
Jacob, Anna is upset and crying and call him back again] Anna: Do
you wanna come over? Come over now. And I'll just be here. [Jacob smiles] Jacob: Yeah. [Anna laughs and cries
at the same time] Anna: Okay. Jacob: Yeah,
I'll see you in half an hour. Anna: I'll
see you in half an hour. Jacob: Just
give me a couple of days. I'll get there, okay? Anna: Okay.
[Jacob now in London
staying with Anna, almost like they've never been separated] Jacob: What
have you been doing? Anna: Waiting
for you. Jacob: Have
you been sleeping with loads of people? Anna: [jokingly] Yeah.
suddenly gets serious about if they slept with other people whilst they
were separated] Anna: Let's
not talk about this. Jacob: Just
tell me. Anna: Not
yet. Have you? Jacob: I
said, maybe. Anna: I
don't wanna talk about it. Jacob: You're
right. You're right. That was stupid. [they hug and kiss on
[Anna and Jacob are
visiting at Jackie and Bernard's house] Jackie: How
many more days has he got here? Anna: Um...not
many. Jackie: So
what are you gonna do? I mean is this how it's going to be? Anna: Well,
I don't know. Don't ask questions like that. I don't know, we'll see.
I mean, it's expensive. You can't just keep flying backwards and
forwards, like that.
I know that! We're just making it work how we can at the moment. Jackie: Okay. Anna: And
then we'll see what happens. We're just taking it each day as it comes.
[during dinner] Bernard: It's
such a pity you have to go back. Jacob: Yeah.
I wish...I wish I could stay longer. I really do. Bernard: Well,
it would be so much easier if the whole immigration thing was sorted
out. Because I know Harry has been a bit of a slow poke handling this
stuff. But, you know, once you've annoyed them, you have to play by the
book and it takes much more time and I'll tell you it takes a lot more
money. I realize all you did, darling, was overstay for a couple of
months. Anna: Do we
have to go over it again? Bernard: No,
we don't. But... Anna: We've
been through it so many times. Bernard: But
why not go for an easier solution? Jackie: Bernard! Bernard: If
you two got married, save me a lot of money. [we can see that Jacob
is visibly taken aback by this] Jackie: Bernard! Bernard: What?
Well, it would be! Jackie: Sorry.
I think he's had enough of the whiskey. Bernard: I
don't think I've had enough. Jackie: I
don't want to embarrass...look, I don't want to embarrass them.