This is a romantic comedy with a twist. Love, Rosie, tells a story that is all too real to some. The story is told with all the awkward bits, which make Love Rosie the film that it is. The interplays of all who experience life and how one event can lead to another.
Based on a best-selling novel "Where the Rainbow Ends" by Cecelia Ahern, "Love, Rosie" stars Lily Collins from The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones and Mirror Mirror as Rosie Dunne. This accomplished young actress is also the daughter of Phil Collins, the British musician. Sam Claflin who has appeared in The Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire as well as the yet to be released Mockingjay Parts 1 and 2, is Alex Stewart, Rosie's best friend. The rest of the cast includes Tamsin Egerton as Sally, Suki Waterhouse is Bethany, Jaime Winstone is Ruby and Art Parkinson plays Gary Dunne, Rosie's father. Christian Cooke plays the unenviable character Greg.
This is a romantic comedy with a twist. Rosie, is sweet, kind and genuine. Rosie, falls pregnant to the guy she went to the final year ball with (Greg). Rosie had a surprise that she hadn't expected that night and it changed her life. She went in one direction and the boy who had been her best friend from the age of 5, Alex, was off in another. He took off to the USA and Harvard Med. He had the luxury apartment, the blonde perfect partner and all the trappings of a fantastic medical career.
Rosie, became a single mum working at a job in a hotel and making ends meet. Then Rosie gets married, he gets divorced. Rosie's relationship breaks up and he starts another one with Bethany, the girl he took to the final year Ball. And the story goes on.
If you love a good romance then this is an easy one to watch. I think both male and female movie goers will quite take to this one. No violence, just relationships played out as they sometimes are and all that goes with negotiating life's path hopelessly or hopefully to happiness. If your a hopeless romantic you will love this. If your a cynical soul who needs a lighter look at life, then this may help.
The photography in this film was quite superb. The storyline was week told. Most of us don't find the person who we are destined for the first time. Some don't find it the second time. Some want some life experience before deciding who they really love and some are happier alone. No matter what, it's a nice winter night movie that tells a story. It crosses continents and social barriers. But, does it all work out in the end?