Love, Rosie: Movie Review

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Freindzoned? In a relationship? Is there a chemistry? Let's call Sherlock Holmes to crack the case.

Freindzoned? In a relationship? Is there a chemistry? Let’s call Sherlock Holmes to crack the case.

A movie like Love, Rosie has a very specific set of expectations and is directed toward a very specific audience. Is it a bad thing? Not really; in fact, we always require a cheesy-hopeful-feel-good love story every once in a while. Considering, however, the barrage that’s been piling up, this new addition doesn’t seem like an all-too-welcoming one.

This film, like a lot of the recent ones of the crop, reeked of an all too conventional schmaltziness that couldn’t be shaken off, what with its trailer re-emphasizing its target audience and its content. An adaptation of Cecilia Ahern’s Where Rainbows End, which was a fairly well-received book amongst its audience, the movie’s other – very prominent – red signal would be that it is, unfortunately, an adaptation of Ahern’s book. Cheesy as it was (which a lot of people loved), P. S. I Love You, adapted from her debut novel, was not a great film at all. Despite a charming cast of Butler and Swank, the relative high-concept that was the book’s linchpin was transformed by its makers into a mere prop which but depended on nothing but a big tub of clichés conveniently poured into the film – leaving all the potentially genuine emotion aside.

Which brings the expectant audience to right now, wondering if this will top it all, considering the trailers do not help us in making any sort of decision. As always though, trailers cannot always be a decisive factor in how good or bad the film is. Case in point: If I Stay boasts of one of the best trailers a film of this kind could have.

And if that’s not enough, there’s Lily Collins who, despite being an absolutely charming and competent performer, has had some of the worst film choices in her career so far in the form of Mortal Instruments and Abduction (specifically the latter, because of fairly obvious reasons).

Now there’s not a lot to be pleased about the film, is there? This is where one’s supposed to think long and hard on what should their level and form of expectation of the film be before entering the film, because superficially, the film does not look the least bit attractive.

– excerpt of the review by Ankit Ojha

So, yay or nay? Piece of sweet awesomeness or generic date-movie type? Read on to know more right about HERE: