If you missed part 1 yesterday that included how I got to see the film before release check it out heeeeere!
Title: Love, Rosie
Director: Christian Ditter
Writer: Juliette Towhidi
Cast: Lily Collins, Sam Claflin
Plot: “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.”
ahhhhhh this film!
It’s so beautiful.
Based on the book Where Rainbows End – Cecelia Ahern (or the title it was published under in the US – Love, Rosie!) we follow Rosie and Alex and their friendship over 10 years.
The book and film are quite different. They both stand alone very well though! You could see it without reading the book, as the film is basically a cut down version of the book. For example, in the book we follow Alex and Rosie from ages 5 to 50. In the film, we see them as kids but Lily and Sam only play ages from 18 to 28. Some characters are cut and changed. The film is set in England instead of Ireland.
It’s a really fast paced film, it’s a quick film! The directing was solid. The writing was solid. It’s not a proper cheesy film, ya know? It’s a cute film but it has it’s hilarious moments too!
The acting blows everything out of the water though, HOOOOLY SMOKES.
Lily Collins. I’ve seen her in Stuck In Love, Mirror, Mirror, The Mortal Instruments and The English Teacher. And this is her best performance yet. Rosie goes through a hell of a lot and it’s hard to picture anyone else playing the role. Lily actually said at the Apple Store she’s never allowed herself to be this vulnerable on screen, which I completely agree with. She had my hearts in knots at some points.
Sam Claflin is also a delight in this film. I mean, what do you expect?! :’) Frankly, Ditter couldn’t have cast two perfect leads! They have really great chemistry together, they work well with each other. Alex is goofy at times and it’s adorable. But, like Rosie, he goes through a lot too. But seeing as the film is titled Love, Rosie the film focuses more on Rosie :’)
The supporting cast is wonderful too. Christian Cooke, Suki Waterhouse, Tamsin Egerton and, in particular, Jaime Winstone who was brilliant and hilarious as Ruby! :’)
Do check this film out. It’s a really wonderful film!
Here’s the trailer
Love, Rosie is out in UK cinemas 22nd October!