I love romantic comedies. Being a woman, we're all hoping that our lives will one day be like a rom-com. Now, some of these rom-coms may be a little over the top, but 'Love, Rosie' was one of the more realistic ones, which was what made it so appealing to me. Off the top of my head, I can immediately picture 3 moments in the film that made my cry.
Love, Rosie is directed by German director Christian Ditter and is based on a novel called "Where Rainbows End" by Cecelia Ahern- author of "P.S. I Love You".
Rosie (Lily Collins) and Alex (Sam Claflin) have been best friends since 5 years old, so the film poses the ultimate question throughout of whether they were right for each other, despite a series of events that turns their lives into different directions every time.
Film poster of "Love, Rosie"
The film fits some of the criteria of what we'd normally expect from a rom-com such as: the film is centred around the concept of true love that overcomes all obstacles, they both realise that they're in love with each other whenever they're far apart, it has numerous funny moments (which I am so glad for, because if this movie wasn't funny, it would've been too depressing for my liking!!).
It's also a bit of an anomaly, which is why I like it so much. These elements include: BOTH of the protagonists encounter numerous problems in their respective lives, instead of ONE having the perfect life, it includes A LOT of weddings and divorces, it actually contains more sad themes than happy themes, from the beginning the audience already feels that they are perfect for each other, so we question the complications. These elements are what makes the film so realistic in our 21st century (not to mention the use of text messaging, Skype calls and online chatting mediums throughout).
Lily Collins and Sam Claflin seem to have a special chemistry in the film too, which engages us with these two protagonists.
Time to bawl your eyes out with your friends and embark on an emotional rollercoaster!