Like Crazy

January 18, 2012 § Leave a comment

Watched “Like Crazy” last night and wrote a short journal entry right after. I normally keep my journal entries and blog posts different but I’ll make this an exception.

“Like Crazy” won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Picture at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and of the Special Jury Prize for Best Actress for Felicity Jones. Unfortunately, indie films such as this, aren’t screened in my country. I chanced upon it at a local DVD store and I liked the cover and bought it. I kinda have a knack for picking up locally-unknown movies that turn out to be amazing.

“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.” – Anna, Like Crazy

————– Journal Entry, January 18, 2012 12-ish in the morning ———–

Just finished watching “Like Crazy”. I cried. I’m still crying. I wrote in Twitter that “It’s sort of melancholic but not totally. It’s depressing but not totally. It’s sad but not totally.” I’m afraid I am not articulate enough to describe the feelings the movie evoked in me.

It is about two people finding that kind of love that rarely comes by. But because of a mistake, they are unable to be together until the end of the movie when they have grown apart. They are then awkward but remembers their love in the past and the movie ends there.

It doesn’t show what happened after. I would think they stayed together because after all, they loved each other so deeply.

It certainly isn’t the usual love story depicted in movies. This one’s closer, if not reality.
The end theme “Dead Hearts” by Stars fits the movie so well. Dead hearts are everywhere. I wonder if my heart is one.

—————end of journal entry————


Dead Hearts



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