Love, Rosie (2015)
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Since the moment they met at age 5, Rosie (Lily Collins) and Alex (Sam Claflin) have been best friends, facing the highs and lows of growing up side by side. A fleeting shared moment, one missed opportunity, and the decisions that follow send their lives in completely different directions. As each navigates the complexities of life, love, and everything in between, they always find their way back to each other - but is it just friendship, or something more? Based on Cecelia Ahern's bestselling novel, LOVE, ROSIE is a heart-warming, modern comedy-of-errors posing the ultimate question: do we really only get one shot at true love?(C) Film Arcade … More
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It's all a bit of a mess really. Despite the likeability of the two stars - Lily Collins and Sam Claflin, whose mouth resembles Hugh Grant's - there is so much silliness in this film that I found it alienating.
As romantic-comedies go, this worthwhile, incident-packed effort deserves credit for spending the balance of its time exploring the underside of love...The last time we saw that done this well was 27 Dresses.
Such clear-cut carnage also deflates the satisfaction Wick -- and the picture's target audience -- takes in his quest. Terminating so many people in a long weekend suggests he is just a hollow vessel.
What all this adds up to is a film with the consistency of fairy floss, enjoyable provided you're not expecting substance of any kind at all.
Bad timing is the central theme of this Four Weddings and A Funeral wanna-be, which despite several weddings, a funeral and a cliché ridden script, groans with predictable twists and turns as the two protagonists um and err about their future together
It's not entirely unlikable, but there's nothing here to match the charm of the movies this imitates, nor justify the mood swings that it signally fails to negotiate.
This very slight romantic comedy is almost sunk by its messy plot and some icky, ill-judged moments but stays afloat thanks to buoyant leads Lily Collins and Sam Claflin.
If you've seen the trailer for this adaptation of Cecelia Ahern's second novel then you probably needn't bother forking out for a ticket as they more or less signpost just how the story pans out.
Maybe Dublin collectively dissociated itself from the project. Who'd blame it?
Collins has a gamine-like quality reminiscent of a young Audrey Hepburn but her effervescent charm isn't enough to hide the chronic absurdities in the storyline.
Love, Rosie is a cheery, sweetly funny will-they-won't-they teen rom-com that rolls on through the more complex twenties of Rosie (Lily Collins) and Alex (Sam Claflin) as their friendship, which began aged five, teeters on the cusp of love.
Everything is so calculated and phoney that you don't believe a word of it.
Never before has one script screamed so loudly for a Carrie Fisher rewrite; anything at all to inject a little wit, decency or soul.
The destination may never be in doubt, but thanks to likeable performances from stars Lily Collins and Sam Claflin this predictable film has a heart and soul that keeps it watchable for the duration.
Celia Ahern's chick-lit novel about two friends who are secretly in love has been made into a not-quite-rubbish Brit romcom.
In the end it all feels rather heavy-handed and over-laden with music cues to the extent that the story rarely gets a chance to breathe and properly develop.
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