Anna and Jacob seem destined to suffer the bittersweet sting of their own, “like crazy” romance in a world where fairytales don’t exist and love can’t necessarily conquer all. Instead, it is practicality and red tape that plays dictator; even where the most essential matters of the heart are concerned. Jones and Yelchin’s performances are so naturalistic it hurts. You’ll need tissues. And whiskey. TJ
Anna and Jacob fall instantly in love when they meet as students at an L.A. university. But Anna is British and when graduation approaches, Anna decides to stay and violate her student visa rather than returning to England. After a visit home, she is then unable to return to the United States. While fighting customs and immigration battles, Anna and Jacob must decide if their relationship is worth the distance and the hardship.