Review: Love, Rosie

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[Spoilers Ahead!]

I saw an instagram picture of this movie on my cousin’s page and I thought I would check it out. Yes I know, it’s a rom-com and I’ve been seeing a lot of those lately…but this is a good one. To put it simply, it’s a love story about Rosie and Alex. Rosie and Alex had known each other since they were little. They’ve never even thought of dating each other. They treated the other as a sibling. This all changed after Rosie’s 18th birthday. She gets drunk and she ends up kissing Alex. She ‘s too drunk to remember the night and tells Alex to forget about the entire night. Alex is upset but doesn’t tell Rosie about it. He then asks a girl, who he knows Rosie would hate, out to the school dance. Rosie does the same.

I really liked this movie because it shows how love truly is in real life. It’s ugly and messy. Love isn’t perfect and it shouldn’t have to be. When watching this film I kept on hoping that either Rosie or Alex would finally confess their feelings for the other. I’m sure we can all relate to this because every one of us has been in that situation at least once in our lives. Your hands sweat and you can barely get the words out of your mouth. It’s like an inner conversation with yourself whether you should even say anything.

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Also, this movie is about being brave. Rosie and Alex spent most of their adolescent and young adult lives being unhappy because they weren’t together. In life we have to take chances. I know it’s an easy thing to say and hard to do, but we have to try. Alex realizes this when he gives Rosie’s daughter advice at his wedding to Bethany. Rosie and Alex went through relationships and marriages just to come to the same conclusion….they can’t live without the other. It was sad to see them transition through stages of their lives separately. They started being best friends to not speaking to each other. Everything eventually worked out in the end.

So, if you haven’t seen this you have to! I highly recommend it 🙂

Audience: R
Satisfaction factor: 9
Acting: 9
Story: 8
Direction: 9
Would I recommend: Yes

*Note: Based on a scale from 1 to 10. 1 being the worst and 10 being the best you could get in a category.

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