Ahhh, young love. Usually so hopeful and maybe a little naive, this year it's taken a turn for the weepy with The Fault In Our Stars and the upcoming Chloe Moretz drama, If I Stay. So where do audiences go who are looking for a romance that's sweet, silly, and with just a hint of emotional resonance? Christian Ditter's Love, Rosie may be the movie to look out for.
Starring YA darlings Lily Collins (The Mortal Instruments) and Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), the film is based on Celia Ahern's novel, Where Rainbows End, and follows longtime best friends Rosie and Alex as they make the leap into romance. Following their relationship over the course of years, we see the many hurdles, both comedic and tragic, that threaten to untie their bond. Does it look predictable and more than a little cheesy? Absolutely, but there's also something sweet and earnest about it that should appeal to an audience looking for exactly this sort of film.
Also starring Tamsin Egerton, Jaime Winstone, Suki Waterhouse, and Christian Cooke, Love, Rosie has yet to gain a release date but should open later this year.
PLOT: LOVE, ROSIE (also known as Rosie Dunne) is an upcoming romantic comedy film directed by Christian Ditter and written by Juliette Towhidi, based on the 2004 novel Where Rainbows End by Cecelia Ahern (PS, I Love You). The film stars Lily Collins, Sam Claflin, Tamsin Egerton, Suki Waterhouse, Jaime Winstone, and Art Parkinson.
Rosie (Collins) and Alex (Claflin) 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. One awkward turn at 18, one missed opportunity...and life sends them hurling in different directions. But somehow, across time, space and different continents, the tie that binds them cannot be undone -- despite unwanted pregnancies, disastrous love affairs, marriage, infidelity and divorce. Will they find their way back to one another, or will it be too late?