Warning: May contain spoilers
So last night, my sister, my nephew and I watched Love, Rosie. I was waiting for months to watch that movie and you can just imagine the joy I was feeling when we were inside the cinema.
The movie was supposed to premier last December (in the Philippines) but apparently there were some problems. And even if it did premiered then, it won’t be long until they stopped showing the movie because of the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) which is held annually on December.
But enough about that. Even if I’m not good at reviewing movies, mainly because I don’t want to offend or upset anyone, I’ll try on this one.
The story’s plot revolves around Rosie Dunne (Lily Collins) and Alex Stewart (Sam Claflin). Rosie and Alex’s friendship since childhood and how complicated it is to be best friends with the opposite sex. We already know that boy-girl best friends exist and that it’s impossible that neither one of them falls for the other. That’s mainly the plot of the story. But what differentiates this one is that it just doesn’t focus on that situation. It also shows the struggle of being a single teenage parent when Rosie got pregnant by Greg (Christian Cooke) and the importance of being honest with your best friend even if you have feelings for him/her.
If I were to compare the movie to the book, I would not be satisfied. But if I see the movie as it is, I’m completely satisfied. They emphasized the importance of having someone to be there for you and that you should always ALWAYS tell them the truth. Whether if it’s about your feelings for them or your problems. Because even if you messed up a lot of times, they will always see you as the person they know and love. And you should really tell the person you like/love how you feel about him/her than torturing yourself with constant what ifs. Don’t wait until they find another one and get married before you say how you feel. You’ll never know. Maybe they feel the same about you and is just scared of telling because it mighy ruin your friendship with them. But if they don’t feel the same way about you, at least you know. You can always give each other space and move on. Maybe by then, you can still be friends.
I’ll probably give the movie a 4.5/5