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Thursday, 7 May 2015

Bloo's Reviews | Love, Rosie

“You deserve someone who loves you with every single beat of his heart.”
Love, Rosie


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Review may contain spoilers.



Howdy and welcome to this week's edition of Bloo's Reviews! Today I am reviewing the film Love, Rosie. I'd wanted to watch this film for a while now as I've loved Sam Claflin since THG: Catching Fire. What really clinched my love for him was the numerous interviews I watched after THG. He just seems like a really lovely, down to earth dude. With a good sense of humour to boot. I was also intrigued by Lily Collins after I watched Stuck In Love. 

Love, Rosie is based on the 2004 novel Where Rainbows End by Irish author Cecelia Ahern. I haven't read it, but I now plan to. The film was directed by Christian Ditter and written by Juliette Towhidi. It stars Sam Claflin and Lily Collins, as mentioned, along with  Tamsin Egerton, Suki Waterhouse, Jaime Winstone and Lily Laight, with a cameo from Daniel Radcliffe. A cameo so short I didn't even notice it...

In short, I LOVED this movie. Despite it's predictability. The writing, casting and cinematography more than made up for that. The story line spans over twelve years and at the beginning we see Alex (Sam Claflin) and Rosie (Lily Collins) in their teens, back in the early 2000s. Complete with music of the time, fashion and MSN! You couldn't help but have it evoke a great sense of nostalgia. I also thought Rosie having the old Nokia we all know and loved while Alex eventually sported an iPhone really showed how much Rosie had been left behind. It was a great little touch. I also loved the use of time jumps, which can often make a film feel disjointed. I think this particular film handled them well. 

The writing was great and a credit to Juliette Towhidi. It's a film that could very easily fallen over to the cringe territory but for me it didn't. My particular favourite part was when Alex and Rosie were teens and the feeling of jealously and how they handled their attraction to one another. Avoidance. I feel like it was very true to life and scripted as such. 

Lily Collins was just beautiful as Rosie and a real joy to watch. I really look forward to seeing more from her in the future. She's a real classic beauty and talent. She reminds me of Audrey Hepburn. Sam Claflin did not disappoint at all either and they made a great pair. 

Over all I feel like the thing I disliked most about this movie was Sam Claflin's hair at the beginning. But as Dan Savage said, it gets better. 

I really enjoyed this film and I highly recommend it. Especially if you've been single as long as I have. I look forward to reading the book in the future. 

4 comments:

  1. I love this post. You're style of writing just makes me want to read more, have you ever considered writing a short story?

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    1. Thank you! That is an amazing compliment! I have a few fiction stories in the works, but they've been on the back burner for a while. I did write a short story recently for class though. :)

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  2. when is Daniel Radcliff's cameo in the movie? I completely missed it!

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