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LOVE, ROSIE (And you will!)
January 25, 2017
I've been complaining for a few years about the lack of decent movies available to rent. Aren't many. It's been a while since Hollywood has put out a movie that's captured my attention. Not asking for much, just something other than violence and superheroes. Over it already! (I did go to the movies last night to see La La Land and it was La-la lovely - but, that's for another review.) I just want to watch a pleasant movie with a grown-up theme and great acting. Enter LOVE, ROSIE. Of course, this isn't a Hollywood movie. It's a British dramedy and...IT'S WONDERFUL!! From beginning to rolling credits, I. Loved. This. Movie. Now, please keep in mind that this is a love story. It will not likely appeal to young men but, for a mature guy who loves watching rom-com with his wife, snuggle up and enjoy. So good I watched it twice! I adore British films. Brits have a sense of humor that I can appreciate and they really do this type of film well. You'd be surprised at how many times I've discovered a gem of a movie whilst watching British film. Simple. Entertaining. Real. That's all I'm asking for. LOVE, ROSIE delivers.
Lily Collins, daughter of music legend Phil Collins, gives an outstanding performance as Rosie, a young woman growing up too fast in today's world. One decision will change her life forever. Complete happiness is always an arm's length away but opportunities keep slipping through her fingers. The beautiful Sam Claflin, most recently in ME BEFORE YOU opposite Emilia Clarke, plays Rosie's BFF. They share a loving, close bond that is unshakable. The story progresses quickly through their childhood friendship and focuses on the years between twenty and midlife. I don't really want to give anything away but I will say this, if you've ever had a friendship that was deep and truly meaningful (and most of us have), then you will love this movie as much as I did. It's a love story about friendship, the kind that lasts and lasts. It's a story about missed opportunities and what ifs. Very relatable. Again, VERY real. Just like a true friendship, this movie made my heart smile and hurt.