Love Rosie - I was annoyed but I really liked it

by - 04 March

A.k.a the virtue of staying completely silent and letting the chance(s) go by. This reminds me of another movie I completely ADORE, My Best Friend's Wedding (now that's a must-watch).

I anticipated this movie ever since I saw the trailer last year and being a Lily Collins fan (albeit a very poor one) I had to see it despite the trite gist of the story. Fast-forward to a few weeks ago, I finally got the chance.

Synopsis :

Rosie and Alex have been best friends since they were 5, so they couldn't possibly be right for one another... or could they? When it comes to love, life, and making the right choices, these two are their own worst enemies.

Based on Cecelia Ahern's bestselling novel "Where Rainbows End", LOVE, ROSIE is a modern comedy-of-errors tale posing the ultimate question: Do we really only get one shot at true love?
Alone and armed with my pillow I pressed play. All I can say was all-throughout I was streaming waterfalls quietly. So like any self-assured, independent adult woman that I am, I watched it again, and once more with my sister.

There were a couple of things I didn't like/understand that made me annoyed. (Spoilers ahead matey)

Alex's first girlfriend

Well more specifically, the actress who played her- she wasn't very good. She was, in my opinion, lacking. It was ham-acting most of the time so it didn't feel natural. You know for a fact that she's acting.

Alex lets his best friend/soul-mate/love of his life/fire of his loins slip away

No Rosie. I want to go to the dance with you. It was that easy Alex. That easy.

She's basically saying kiss me stupid with her eyes and he just shuts his. Motherfcker.

He let her slip three times not twice as his letter to Rosie suggested, it was more than that definitely.


The little imp. After being pain-stakingly raised by single mum Rosie and showered with love and affection most of her life she turned-out to be quite the brat. I'm telling you at that age (or at any age for that matter) I would've gotten hell for shouting and throwing something at the direction of my parents.

The soundtrack was pretty good. I still give it to Begin Again, for the best soundtrack of 2014 in the same genre.

The casting was well done. Rosie's relationship with her dad was a nice touch - that killed me. But what kept the movie going was the two lead's chemistry- it was palpable. They were so beautiful and cute and perfect together that you can't help but cheer them on. It sort of reminded me of One Day and My Best Friend's Wedding combined.

All-in-all it was a pretty solid movie, it wasn't a definite must-see but it was cute. I got a lot of laughs (more from embarrassing situations), a lot of touching moments, the beautiful early morning moment with Alex and Rosie and a ton of OMG TELL HER/HIM already.

This wasn't much of a review but I don't want to give anything away more than I already have. I do recommend this if you want something uncomplicated, sweet, funny, cute and with a little heart.

What have you watched lately?


PS. I came to a possible conclusion as to why I was crying the first time, which I will not acknowledge here.
PPS. I haven't read the book, but I might One Day (if you want heartbreaking, seriously, watch this).

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  1. Oooh. I'm just about to watch this today. Now, I'm intrigued.

  2. Hmmm I might like this, thanks for the non-review review :D

  3. Haha thanks for dropping a line! :)

  4. Haven't watched the movie but read the book. I'm really curious of how it turned out on the big screen, but by the sound of it, looks like they did a great job! :)

  5. awww i want to watch this! i didnt finish reading pass the "spoiler alert" cause im going to watch tonight if i can find it online... or is it showing now sa movie house? btw my bestfriends wedding is my all time fave :)

  6. It's good, but soo frustrating to watch. I found myself going, "Why can't you just...? UGH!!!"

  7. I agree! I should definitely read the book. According to people who've read it, it was more frustrating than the movie. And the format the story was told - epistolary- it was better suited with their dynamic.

  8. Let me know what you thought :P

  9. I'm planning to get my hands on the book. :) Lily and Sam UGHH.. Sam Clafin is sooo charming! He's like a prince come to life.

  10. I know! I loved him since I saw him at Snow White and the Huntsman and Hunger Games. Soooo dreamy! Hay! <3


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