Love, Rosie

Love, Rosie  c. Lionsgate Films

Love, Rosie
c. Lionsgate Films

Rated: M

I’ve seen a fair amount of movies at my local cinemas this year so far, and although I have not seen Mockingjay, I’m calling love, rosie my Movie Of The Year, hands down!

Rosie and Alex have been best friends since they were five, but when it comes to love, life and making the right choices, these two are their own worst enemies. They have no secrets and have big plans and dreams for the future including each other.  One day Alex gets a scholarship offer from a college in Boston. Devastated that they will be separated, they make plans for Rosie to join Alex in the US. Everything seems to be falling into place, until the eve of her departure, when Rosie receives some news that would change her life forever…she is pregnant, and to her prom fling, Greg. It seems all hope is lost, but Alex and Rosie soon find out that fate isn’t done with them yet.

Let’s start with the cast. Starring Brits Lily Collins as Rosie, Sam Claflin as Alex, and model Suki Waterhouse (Bethany), you kind of get the gist that this movie is full of gorgeous people. This cast is so flawless, it’s crazy! Alongside them are actors Tasmin Egerton – Sally, Christian Cook – Greg, and Jaime Winstone – Ruby and yes, all British.  The acting is phenomenal.  Lily and Sam’s chemistry is amazing and both are so likeable in their characters. So besides their charm, good looks, and great acting, their accents are a yes 😀 C’mon, what foreigners don’t love a British accent?

Let’s briefly chat about the soundtrack. It is fabulous, retro but also has a few oh so romantic tracks! There’s some Elton John – Tiny Dancer, Lily Allen – F*** You, I’ll never fall in love again by Iba, Peggy Lee’s I’m Confessin’, and if you’ve watched some trailers The 1975’s Chocolate.

The actual story is so beautiful, both Alex and Rosie live their lives with multiple ups and downs, they get tangled in a massive mess but yet, their immense love and support for each other never waivers.  This is one for younger women, I’d suggest 15+ but definitely not one for the gran, if you get me… If your guy friends are game, why not?  Warm, witty and charming, packed with feels, Love, Rosie captures the love between two friends and follows their wonderful journey from Ireland to Boston then back home again. “I’ve realised, no matter where you are, or who you’re with, I will always, truly, completely love you.”  #TheFeelsAreReal

Rating:

*****

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