Drake Doremus directs this romantic drama about young lovers Jacob (Anton Yelchin) and Anna (Felicity Jones).
Besotted with her new American boyfriend, British student Anna fails to return to the UK after her tourist visa expires.
That decision pitches couple against the US immigration system, one of the most draconian and unforgiving in the world, and threatens to destroy their love.
As months of legalistic wrangling pass, the pair find themselves having to work hard to keep their love alive but physical separation brings with it an emotional distance which they struggle to bridge.
The cast, which also includes Alex Kingston as Anna’s mother, ensure the characters and their relationships feel natural and true and Jones is superb as the lovestruck Anna.
There are couple of plot niggles – why does a magazine blogger need to change jobs merely because they move from the UK to the US? – but overall this is a great exploration of consequence and romance.
Our Verdict 5/5