Love Again - Film Review
[i]Love Again[/i] is the charming movie adaptation of the German novel Text For You
(SMS für Dich
) by Sofie Cramer, starring Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Sam Heughan and Celine Dion.
[i]Love Again[/i] is a romantic comedy about a girl who loves a boy, the boy dies, and predictably, the girl meets another boy, the boy loses the girl and then wins her back again! But telling you this isn't a spoiler as the way the story unfolds is fresh and entertaining, involving an "anonymous pen pal" plot with a modern and quirky twist.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas stars as Mira Ray, a successful children's author and illustrator, who loses her boyfriend, John, in a shocking accident. After spending two years grieving in the countryside, her sister persuades her to return to the big city and start living again. Mira does move back to New York but continues to send heart-rending texts to John's old mobile number, not realising the number has been reassigned to the work mobile of Rob Burns (played by Sam Heughan). Rob is a music critic for a big New York publisher and he is captivated by the honesty and vulnerability in Mira's texts, continuing to read them, unbeknownst to Mira.
When Rob is assigned to write a profile of superstar Celine Dion (the singer's first feature film role playing herself), he ends up seeking her advice and asking her to help him work out a way to meet Mira in person, leading to a series of encounters, by chance and contrived, and the potential for life-long-love... until Rob's big secret eventually comes out.
Directed by James C. Strouse, with a great supporting cast and featuring music by Celine Dion, [i]Love Again[/i] is an enjoyable romcom that will, as you'd expect, leave you feeling happy that the boy got the girl and the girl got the boy, and believing in love being found against the odds.
[i]Love Again[/i] is in cinemas from 11 May 2023.
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