Long Distance Relationships Take Center Stage In Like Crazy
“Another time, another place.”
Have you ever said those words (or thought them) when dealing with a person you’d like to be in a relationship with, even though you know it can’t happen logistically because of circumstances (distance, religion, current relationships, etc.)? These are the types of situations that leave you wondering “what if.” In the critically acclaimed upcoming film, Like Crazy, the lovers choose to go for it, despite the logistics.
The indie film follows a young couple made up of an American guy (played by Anton Yelchin) and his British girlfriend (played by Felicity Jones). They meet while she is in Los Angeles visiting his university from London, but she overstays her visa and has to return home. Of course, with globalization and such, an American and British relationship is not as big a deal when it comes to distance or culture as the current situation I’m in with a beautiful girl as this movie may seem to make it out to be. However, when you can’t afford to travel and the situations of life make being together all but impossible, two lovers in different regions of the United States could seem worlds apart.
So how do these types of couples stay together? It’s very simple and again, something I had never experienced until this summer, the moments. The little moments like sharing a laugh over Skype, teaching each other things, being there for one another when no one who sees you in the flesh seems to understand, and expressing your feelings—and the strength thereof—in spite of the distance that separates you.
From my own experience, I have to wonder what role, if any, social networking will play in this film, which has won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Film at the Sundance Film Festival. Jones also took home Best Actress honors from the Special Jury. This film seems to be capable of pulling off an underdog Oscar victory. This is ironic, because I remarked that my own experience would make for a great, sappy, mushy, Oscar-winning film.
So here I am, a man’s man, writing about (and honestly looking forward to) watching this sappy movie about boundless love—a testament to how life’s little moments can change us.
Like Crazy will make its theatrical release October 28th.
Source: Huffington Post