The love started with The Hunger Games. Then, I watched Silver Linings Playbook and fell even harder. Catching Fire kept it going. I ended up watching all of the interviews she has done with Letterman, Conan, red carpet press, and everyone else that I could find on YouTube.
Then, I decided I wanted to watch other things that she's been in. I went on IMDb to find other movies that she's been in and noticed she was in Like Crazy, and it's on Netflix!
Like Crazy is about a British college student, Anna, who falls for an American student, Jacob, only to be separated from him when she's banned from the U.S. after overstaying her visa.
The story idea itself sounds pretty promising. I've been in a few long distance relationships, but never one that was outside of the U.S, so I thought it would be interesting to see how they played out the international thing.
I was not impressed. Everything felt so jumpy. First they were at school together. Then she has to go back to England. Then he visits her a few times. They break up a few times.
There was no character development, whatsoever. The story never moved anywhere. Sure, we learn that Anna is a writer and Jacob designs furniture. SO WHAT?
Why didn't somebody read this script and throw it in the trash? It was obviously complete rubbish. It's like the writers tried to be deep, but couldn't get out of the kiddie pool.
I guess the morals of this rant are:
1. Details are a good thing.
2. Its never a good idea to get back together with an ex.
3. Jennifer Lawrence is still awesome, even if she is in a horrid movie.