Love, Rosie

Love, Rosie

Christian Ditter (2014)

98min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Lily Collins and Sam Claflin play platonic best friends who seem destined for each other, but over the years life-changing events and their own misunderstandings conspire to keep them apart. The film exists in a world only found in romantic comedies - pretty people living out stories of increasing improbability to a chirpy soundtrack (here including Lily Allen). Children, marriages, even deaths are seen as nothing more than obstacles to this near-miss romance, to the point where you either get swept up in the romance of it all, or disengage completely. Collins spends the majority of the film staring dramatically into the middle distance at Claflin's charming but clueless male lead. She's likeable enough but doesn't entirely convince as an "everygirl". Love, Rosie is as fluffy as 2007's PS I Love You, also an adaptation of a Cecelia Ahern novel, and has the OMG! energy of a teen comedy, but though it aims for the heart it ultimately feels derivative and saccharine.

Summary

Rosie and Alex have been best friends since childhood, but face being separated when they head to different universities. As Rosie fears for the strain distance will place on their relationship, she begins to wonder if she wants something more than friendship from him. Romantic comedy based on Cecelia Ahern's novel Where Rainbows End, starring Lily Collins and Sam Claflin.

Cast & Crew

Rosie Lily Collins
Alex Stewart Sam Claflin
Greg Christian Cooke
Ruby Jaime Winstone
Bethany Suki Waterhouse
Sally Tamsin Egerton
Phil Jamie Beamish
Dennis Dunne Lorcan Cranitch
Director Christian Ditter
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: LionsgateGuidance: Swearing, sexual referencesAvailable on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 17 Oct 2014
Comedy Drama