Sundance: 'Like Crazy' stars talk voyeuristic long-distance romance

Like-Crazy-Yelchin-JonesImage Credit: image.netJust hours after Sundance’s hit romance Like Crazy sold to Paramount Pictures for a festival-topping $4 million, the director and cast stopped by the EW studios to talk about why the story of a star-crossed long-distance couple had struck such a nerve with its first audience. Director and co-writer Drake Doremus was inspired by his own experiences to create the touching story of a Los Angeles guy (Anton Yelchin, Star Trek) and a London girl (Felicity Jones, The Tempest) yearning to stay together despite immigration and work problems pulling them apart. “It came from some past relationships,” he said. “I was just trying to do something honest and convey what it’s like to go through a long-distance relationship, and how gray it is, how it’s not black-and-white. It’s difficult, and it’s really nobody’s fault.”

In our EW video interview (below), Jones said Like Crazy was largely improvised from Doremus’ outline, and that being spontaneous in front of the camera gave it a voyeuristic feeling: “It feels as though it’s always being snatched, and you’re watching something, and you sort of shouldn’t be.”

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  • AprilStarr10

    So do you think that this is the beginning of the next Dogma95 movement?

  • William

    okay, is this a joke?..I watched this movie(and I say that with a chuckle)..this was the worst thing I’ve ever watched..and I’ve seen some stinkers..and to think that Paramount Pictures paid $4 million for it,well it is tax season and they can wright it off..let me just say this and it’s just one mans opinion.. but if you liked this movie then you need to see the people over at McKay Dee Hospital and get medical help

  • Jim

    William, people who know far more about movies and film making than you loved the film, it’s getting great reviews. Obviously you just have bad taste.

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