There's been many films about best friends of the opposite of sex who for one reason or another never become romantically involved. The most famous film being "When Harry Met Sally", the most recent being Daniel Radcliffe's "What If". Now added to the list is "Love, Rosie".

Based on Irish novelist Cecelia Ahern's best-selling book "Where Rainbows End", "Love, Rosie" tells the story of best friends Rosie and Alex who grow up together in a quaint English village. Both seem to be made for each but for one reason or another fail to disclose their true feelings for one another. This leaves each to have other less than successful relationships. It's during one such relationship and prior to her and Alex going to college in America, that Rosie loses her virginity to the class jerk.

Finding herself pregnant and with abortion not an option, "My parents are Catholic" she tells a friend, Rosie decides to stay at home and raise the child herself. She somehow manages to keep her pregnancy a secret from Alex who travels to America alone.

Told over a period of 12 years we watch as Rosie settles down to being a single mother while working as a cleaner in a posh hotel. Alex meanwhile goes on to have a successful career in Boston. Each then go onto have a number of relationships whilst secretly longing for each other.

Love, Rosie is a pretty formulaic rom com that is lifted above the ordinary by the wonderful performance of Lilly Collins as Rosie,( and a cracking soundtrack), Collins lights up the screen every time she appears and there is certainly a chemistry between her and Sam Claflin who plays Alex.

Love, Rosie certainly doesn't bring anything new to the table but give it a chance and you might find yourself pleasantly surprised.



Love, Rosie (15)

Director: Christian Ditter
Starring: Lily Collins, Sam Claflin, Jaime Winstone, Suki Waterhouse, Tamsin Egerton, Christian Cooke

UK Release: Wednesday 22nd October 2014

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