Love, Rosie (Blu-ray) – Movie Review
Follow Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director: Christian Ditter
Distributor: eOne
Duration: 103 minutes

Love, Rosie (Blu-ray) – Movie Review

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Today we’ve got another movie review and this time, the story is one about love. Yes, this is not your regular action packed superhero/robot/monster movie but one that tells the story of two young soulmates who try to keep getting together but fate has other plans for them in mind. Even if you’re not really into romantic movies (yes, guys, I’m looking at you) you might want to give this one a try as it’s definitely a very easy-going movie which tells a decent plot.

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The story is, as said before, one about two best friends who’ve known each other for as long as they can remember. Rosie (Lily Collins) and Alex (Sam Claflin) share their every thought and look out for each other as best as they can. When Rosie turns 18 and she gets very drunk on a party, she kisses Alex and regrets this as she sobers up. You can immediately see the sparks between the two of them but they’re both not sure if they should pursue a future together. When Rosie finds out she’s pregnant (from a guy other than Alex), the whole situation gets even more complex. At first, the two had plans to move to Boston together, where they would start their studies in college. Eventually, only Alex leaves (not knowing about Rosie’s situation) and Rosie focuses on being a mother. Later, Rosie’s secret gets discovered by Alex and eventually, he becomes the child’s godfather. Everything goes pretty good from then on, Rosie goes back to Katie’s (her kid) father and Alex finds love on his own. Still, the two can’t seem to get away from each other and keep in touch over several years.


The whole movie mainly focuses on the fact that Rosie and Alex are both struggling with what they feel for each other and they try everything to find happiness without really admitting what lies beneath. Even though they seem to live quite happy lives, you, as the viewer, know they should be together and seeing how fate constantly gets in the way of the two friends is a pretty interesting thing to witness. Although the narrative might not sound like the most exciting one, it keeps the viewer on his or her toes until the end.

What makes this movie so enjoyable to watch, is that it creates a very relaxing atmosphere. Seeing Rosie play around with her daughter is for instance a heart-warming scenario to see as a third party. Meanwhile, there’s enough humour going on to enhance that easy-going feeling and Love, Rosie never feels heavy on the emotional side of it. Sure, some of you might wonder what the point is in watching something that resembles a movie about the ordinary life of two persons but in a way, the ordinary course of events keeps your attention. In that aspect, Love, Rosie might feel a little too ‘normal’, for a movie. There’s nothing really special about it, even though it’s pretty good so if it had a certain ‘wow’ aspect, the movie would’ve gotten more of an own identity.

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The acting in the movie is beyond the average ‘good’ and every actor has his/her own merits. Lily Collins (known for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones) and Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games) play very well as a duo and never fail to perform their job in style. The interactions between Lily and actresses Rosa Molloy and Lily Laight (who both play Katie at a different age) look real and sincere enough to make you believe in the relationship they have. Other actors and actresses like Christian Cooke (Greg, Katie’s father), Jaime Winstone (Ruby, Rosie’s best friend) and Suki Waterhouse (Bethany, Alex’s girlfriend) all perform quite admirably so overall, the acting is certainly one of the strongest aspects in Love, Rosie.

Unfortunately, there’re no extras that come with the Blu-ray disc so no deleted scenes, bloopers or a making of video here fellas!

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Love, Rosie brings a relaxing and heart-warming 103 minutes of movie and succeeds in keeping you entertained until the end. Even for the folks who don’t like romantic movies, this movie might be worth a short when you’re not in the mood to watch anything crazy and action packed. Acting wise, Love, Rosie really impresses with a nice collection of decent actors and actresses so there’s almost no chance you’ll get annoyed by the acting performances. All in all, the movie is certainly worth watching by anyone who likes a not too complex but still enjoyable narrative.

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