Love, Rosie

Love, Rosie

(2014)

They just can't get themselves together.

British Romantic comedy-of-errors about two life-long best friends who are secretly in love with one another. Their friendship blurs with romance when they move, from Dublin, to the US for university. Stars Lily Collins and Sam Claflin. This is the English-language debut from German director Christian Ditter, based on the chick-lit novel Where Rainbows End by Cecelia Ahern, author of P.S. I Love You.

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A rom-com about boy-girl best friends is hardly going to floor you with surprises. And neither do you want it to. Rosie (Lily Collins) and Alex (Sam Clalfin) are both so charming and lovely on the eye – even in times of heartache and misery – that you can’t help clasping hands with them and running into the flattering lens flare as they negotiate near misses and what-ifs.... More

Adapted from the novel Where Rainbows End by Irish author Cecelia Ahern, the film is set in a non-descript storybook Britain with interludes in Boston, where brainy, rakish Alex goes to medical school. Rosie’s shock pregnancy prevents her from joining him there, and so their inseparable lives diverge.

The story spans 12 years from high school braids and foppish fringe (eat your heart out Hugh Grant) to mom bob and preppy doctors do, with plenty of bed hair along the way thanks to meddlesome ice blondes and greaseballs attempting to derail the inevitable.

Love, Rosie is full of those incongruities that only apply in movie world – a chambermaid affording a fancy flat, a secret pregnancy in the days of Facebook – and some heavy-handed theme-pushing about following your dreams. But the lashings of schmaltz, some bawdiness and genuine tear-jerking moments make this confection an easy swallow thanks mostly to the solid performances of the two leads.

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BY thorinoak superstar

It's a nice romantic date night movie, with good acting from the interrupted lovers. Not a classic by any stretch of the imagination but good, nothing more, nothing less


BY Sulian superstar

I love to think of this film when I think of not having a boyfriend becasue it is so sweet and makes me to think about love and what a nice boyfriend would be like. I liked Rosie she was a sweet girl wanting to make the right decisions but not sure of how or when or why. I can relate to Rosie at times but at other times I was wishing she would hurry up and make a choice and not be so stubborn. a nice film to watch if you don't have a boyrfriend.


BY Gaspardation superstar

There are some pretty deep thoughts behind it, especially when the boy and the girl need 12 years to figure out whom they want to spend the life with. Meantime, they'e tossed around by life and lost in change. Just like a "One Day" deprived of most mawkishness.


BY RealityCheck superstar

Love, Rosie
I suppose in a way, it's your typical lovey-dovey film, yet a great tear jerker, even made me wana clap a few times! I loved this and found it right up there with ‘The Notebook’ ’50 First Dates’ ‘PS I Love You’ and ‘The Lucky One’. Epic and I found it easy to empathise with the characters (but I’m a big softy). Lovely and if you wana cry, or take a date, be wary it’ll get you thinking about who you “really” wana be with…
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4/5 : Loved... More it, only I had trouble with the time frame direction with the film, I prefer linear timeline in romantics.Hide


The Press Reviews

32% of critics recommend.
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  • A thoroughly likeable English-language debut... elevated by vibrant visuals and the winsome chemistry of Lily Collins and Sam Claflin. Full Review

  • Much of it I found adolescent and unconvincing and it seemed to me so contrived to watch two people who, seemingly from the beginning, belong together, make so many missteps in their lives. Full Review

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