A teaser trailer for Like Crazy premiered less than two weeks ago, offering an early look at the bittersweet romance – which has been collecting lots of positive buzz, amongst those who caught the flick at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival earlier this year.
Paramount Vintage has gone ahead and unveiled a full-length trailer for the tragic tale of young lovers, starring Star Trek‘s Anton Yelchin and UK actress Felicity Jones, who’s already an award-winner for her performance in the film.
Like Crazy tells the story of American Jacob (Yelchin) and British Anna (Jones), who begin a serious romance during their college years together. Unfortunately, Anna doesn’t bide by the restrictions of her travel visa, which eventually leads to her forced deportation from the United States.
Despite this, the young couple attempts to stay together – even as the challenges of sustaining a long-distance relationship become too much for them to handle.
Check out the second trailer for Like Crazy below:
While the original teaser for Like Crazy was more atmospheric, this new trailer offers some additional insight into the complications that make it difficult for Anna and Jacob to remain a couple – as well as the plot in general. We also get a brief introduction to the pair’s respective new lovers, in the form of Twilight‘s Charlie Bewley and Oscar-nominee Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games).
As mentioned before, early word of mouth pegs Like Crazy as being just as much a tear-jerker as the trailers would have you believe. Even on its own, there is something genuinely moving about the footage shown so far, what with its focus on imagery of the couple in everyday life (both good times and bad), complimented by the simple, but sufficient, cinematography and editing style.
The big thing working in favor of Like Crazy are Yelchin and Jones’ respective performances, which both look pretty good overall. Jones seems to have an edge on her male costar, both in terms of acting prowess and her character just being more interesting, which will help her stand out more during the impending awards season.
As far as indie romance/dramas go, Like Crazy is more along the lines of last year’s somber love story, Blue Valentine, than a more comically quirky title like 500 Days of Summer. The melancholic subject matter won’t appeal to everyone, but for those who don’t mind a romance that doesn’t end happily ever after, this one’s certainly worth checking out.
Like Crazy is slated for theatrical release in the U.S. on October 28th, 2011.
Source: Paramount Vintage