You may not recognize Drake Doremus’s name, but that’s likely because you probably haven’t seen any of his films. The 28-year-old Southern California native directed his first feature, Moonpie, in 2006, and his second film, Douchebag made its way to Sundance and a small theatrical release, but neither were big box office hits. Earlier this year, however, his latest film, Like Crazy, picked up the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, marking him as a young independent director to watch. Starring Anton Yelchin and Felicity Jones as a young couple trying to navigate the tricky waters of an international romance, Like Crazy has received some impressive reviews thus far, leading to a Certified Fresh stamp. We asked Drake to name his Five Favorite Films, to which he responded by narrowing it down to his five favorite love stories. Read on for the full list!
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry, 2004; 93% Tomatometer)
Not only is it one of my favorite love stories of all time, I feel it’s a generation-defining romance that breaks my heart every time I see it. Impossible to get through without crying.
The Certified Fresh Like Crazy is currently in theaters in limited release.