{Movie Review} Love, Rosie

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Love, Rosie was initially released on October 22, 2014, directed by Christian Ditter and written by Juliette Towhidi. The film was adapted from the novel “Where Rainbows End” by Cecelia Ahern, who also wrote P.S. I Love You. Lily Collins and Sam Claflin played the main roles of Rosie Dunne and Alex Stewart respectively.

Synopsis: “Rosie and Alex are best friends until Alex’s family moves to America. They gamble everything to keep their love and friendship alive over the years and miles.” (Google)

I have read the book right before I watched the movie and I must say, Lily and Sam gave justice to Rosie and Alex. They portrayed their roles so perfectly that I liked them better than my imaginary actors. I don’t have exactly the actors in mind but I am satisfied with their talent. The book was basically in a letter, chat, phone convo, text, and e-mail format. The movie showed a lot of usage of communication devices which is great for me since it was really kind of what I expected. The film may not followed the novel’s flow of story, like Kate’s father is really Brian the Whine and not Greg, Rosie met Greg later in the story. However, I still think it was okay, but I have this part of me which still wishes they followed the characters’ stories. Anyway, it was indeed a “kilig” movie, and I fell in love with Rosie and Sam’s story in the movie just as I did with the book. It teaches us about destiny and that love has its own timing, and it’s all right to fall in love with our best friends because they might feel the same way towards us, too.

Ratings:
26% · Rotten Tomatoes
2/4 · Roger Ebert
44% · Metacritic
7.2/10 · IMDb

Love and light,
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