102 Min. | Comedy – Romance | October 2014
IMDB Rating: 7.4
Director: Christian Ditter
Staring: Lily Collins, Sam Claflin, Christian Cooke
Love, Rosie Review: Based on the 2004 romance novel ‘Where Rainbows End’ written by Cecilia Ahern, Love, Rosie is about a story of two people who were best friends since they were young. They’ve known each other for so long and they’re absolutely meant for each other, but could never have the courage to admit that they have strong feelings for each other. Furthermore, life is not always how we expect or want it to be, as various unforeseen circumstances or misunderstandings continuously keeps them apart from each other. Love, Rosie have the same typical flaws that many romantic drama comedies have: several unavoidable clichés and contrivances, a predictable ending. However, as in all romantic comedies, it’s the whole journey that truly matters.
Love, Rosie takes the audience through the ups and downs of their relationships and how it affects their friendship over the years. Things didn’t happen the way you expected them to be on some occasions, which is rather surprising and refreshing at the same time. Love, Rosie is filled with occasionally nice witty jokes and heartwarming moments, combine with charming, likable performances from the lead characters. The two leads have great chemistry on screen and it gives the believable feeling that they’ve known each other for years. There’s a real genuine, non-manipulative, non-domineering relationship between the leads as we witness several loving, selfless acts on both sides when tragedy strikes one of them.
In reality, it’s virtually impossible that a beautiful, attractive young lady can be close friends with a strikingly handsome man without hardly any sexual tension at all, especially when both of them are heterosexuals and they’ve never think of each other as siblings either. Overall, Love, Rosie succeeds in finding the heart and soul for its characters for the audience to relate with, despite its shortcomings. Love, Rosie is a lovely, heartfelt film that doesn’t disappoint and it’s well worth a watch.