While Like Crazy was released last year I did not get to watch it until today. The film appears to be still something under the radar as well, but I have a feeling that this film will gain strong word of mouth and will become a popular film. One of the stars of the film is Felicity Jones Felicity Jones who plays Anna one of the co-leads. While the film is about two young people struggling to get through the motions of their relationship Jones is the clear standout.
Felicity Jones won the Breakthrough Performer at Gotham and the National Board of Review awards and she also won a Special Grand Jury Prize for acting at Sundance. This girl has incredible career ahead of her. While most of her work has been in television doing things for Masterpiece, and mini-series The Diary of Anne Frank (2009). Jones has also starred in The Tempest opposite Helen Mirren (2010). This performance is going to launch her into stardom. This year she has two films set to be released, Cheerful Weather for a Wedding opposite Elizabth McGovern about a girl who gets cold feet about her wedding. The second film has yet to be given a title, but she will working the director from Like Crazy, Drake Doremus. Look for that film to be another major vehicle for her. I think she will also get a lot of attention for the 2013 film directed by Ralph Fiennes entitle The Invisible Woman, which is about Charles Dickens mistress; she plays the mistress.
This girl has talent and her role in Like Crazy will likely be a terrific launch for a wonderful career.