#filmitfriday: Love, Rosie (2014)

Some things I love/ am borderline obsessed with: Indie Films, Englishmen (well, all things UK, really), stories where friendships blossom into more. Enter Christian Ditter’s Love, Rosie. Adapted from Cecelia Ahern’s (of P.S. I Love You fame) novel Where Rainbows End, the film follows the predictable friendship turned romance between Lilly Collins’ Rosie and Sam Claflin’s Alex. The English childhood friends are seen trying to tackle the journey that starts when high school ends; Life. From Rosie’s 18th birthday, dreams of college in America, pregnancies and weddings; Rosie and Alex work through it all to find out if they’re truly meant to be.

Lilly and Sam have INCREDIBLE chemistry! Simply electric!  You can feel it pulsing off the screen. Great casting choices all around, really. Including a hilarious Ruby by Jamie Winstone.  Collins’ accent is flawless and sounds so natural that I wonder if her father, Phil Collins, helped her.  Yes, parts of this movie seem a little corny and cliche, but I think it’s one of the better recent romantic comedies. It’s all humor and heart. You’ll laugh and tear a little, and (if you’re like me) yell at the screen when the guy is being a typical dumbass.   I think a book to film comparison is needed, as soon as I get my hands on a copy. Until then, I definitely recommend this film.

RATING: **** ½ (4.5/5 stars)

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