Some movies are able to make you feel like what you’re watching is real. On the other hand, there are plenty of movies that really want to make you feel something, but as you watch the events unfold, everything looks phony and all you see are actors delivering their lines. Which brings me to director Drake Doremus’s Like Crazy. Led by fantastic performances from Anton Yelchin and Felicity Jones, Like Crazy absolutely captures what young love is all about and what it will make you do when you love someone with your soul. While Matt wasn’t enamored with Like Crazy when he saw it at Sundance, I’ll admit to being charmed by its honest and real take on love and I completely bought into the relationships and the heartache Doremus captured on screen.
Anyway, at this year’s Toronto Film Festival, I sat down with Doremus for an extended interview. During our wide ranging conversation, Doremus talked about how he made Like Crazy, including the unique process of having the actors improvise all of their dialogue in every single scene. He also talked about the way they filmed the movie, the rehearsals, and so much more. In addition, he talked about his next untitled film, which he’s already shot, and said that it’s the story of an older man and a younger woman finding love at the wrong time. His new film stars Felicity Jones, Guy Pearce, Amy Ryan, and Kyle MacLachlan. Hit the jump for more.