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Love, Rosie (2014)

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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.

Director:

Christian Ditter

Writers:

Juliette Towhidi (screenplay), Cecelia Ahern (novel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lily Collins ... Rosie Dunne
Sam Claflin ... Alex Stewart
Christian Cooke ... Greg
Jaime Winstone ... Ruby
Suki Waterhouse ... Bethany
Tamsin Egerton ... Sally
Jamie Beamish ... Phil
Lorcan Cranitch ... Dennis Dunne
Ger Ryan ... Alice Dunne
Lily Laight ... Katie (12 yrs)
Matthew Dillon Matthew Dillon ... Toby (12 yrs)
Rosa Molloy Rosa Molloy ... Katie (5 yrs)
Sadbh Malin Sadbh Malin ... Clare
Nick Lee ... Herb
Damien Devaney Damien Devaney ... Man in the Lift
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From the age of 5 Rosie Dunne and Alex Stewart have been best friends, as they take on life they just end up getting separated time and time again. When it comes to love it's just everyone else but each other.... But when will they realise they are meant to be together?

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They just can't get themselves together. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Cecelia Ahern had a cameo but was cut out from the film. This was due to the fact that director, Christian Ditter noticed people whispering about whether or not it was Ahern in the background during the film's screening. He felt that her cameo was a distraction to Rosie's dialogue and the importance of the scene. See more »

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When Rosie is applying to college, she applies to Boston College and yet receives an acceptance letter from Boston University, a totally different college. See more »

Quotes

Katie (12 yrs): I'll just tell him to forget the whole thing.
Alex Stewart: Katie, that would be a big mistake. Look, if you reject him now, he's gonna make it his life's mission to go out there and meet the most perfect, beautiful girl in the world just to try and get over you. And end up marrying this other woman and spending the rest of his life with her. And you know, he'll tell himself that she's perfect. He really must be happy. But she won't be you, you know?
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Alternate Versions

There is a very heavily-edited version of the film, which is shown on some in-flight entertainment systems (e.g. Etihad). The early part of the film is cut down so much that it is not clear who is father of Katie until roughly half-way through the film, when Greg returns to find Rosie at the hotel. See more »


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Smile with Me
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A heartfelt, sincere romantic drama comedy film
11 November 2014 | by YJLcoolSee all my reviews

Based on the 2004 romance novel 'Where Rainbows End' written by Cecilia Ahern, Love, Rosie is about a story of two people who were best friends since they were young. They've known each other for so long and they're absolutely meant for each other, but could never have the courage to admit that they have strong feelings for each other. Furthermore, life is not always how we expect or want it to be, as various unforeseen circumstances or misunderstandings continuously keeps them apart from each other.

Love, Rosie have the same typical flaws that many romantic drama comedies have: several unavoidable clichés and contrivances, a predictable ending. However, as in all romantic comedies, it's the whole journey that truly matters. The film takes the audience through the ups and downs of their relationships and how it affects their friendship over the years. Things didn't happen the way you expected them to be on some occasions, which is rather surprising and refreshing at the same time. The film is filled with occasionally nice witty jokes and heartwarming moments, combine with charming, likable performances from the lead characters. The two leads have great chemistry on screen and it gives the believable feeling that they've known each other for years.

There's a real genuine, non-manipulative, non-domineering relationship between the leads as we witness several loving, selfless acts on both sides when tragedy strikes one of them. However, I have to admit that there's a rather unrealistic depiction about this "friendship" - men and women can't be close friends because the sex part always gets in the way (A famous quote from another romantic comedy film, When Harry Meets Sally...). In reality, it's virtually impossible that a beautiful, attractive young lady can be close friends with a strikingly handsome man without hardly any sexual tension at all, especially when both of them are heterosexuals and they've never think of each other as siblings either.

Overall, the film succeeds in finding the heart and soul for its characters for the audience to relate with, despite its shortcomings. It's a lovely, heartfelt film that doesn't disappoint and it's well worth a watch.

Rating: 7.5/10 http://yjcool.blogspot.com/2014/11/movie-review-love-rosie.html


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Country:

Germany | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 October 2014 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$14,893, 8 February 2015

Gross USA:

$20,431

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$25,574,387
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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