Love, Rosie

 (5,502)7.21 h 42 min2015X-RayR
Love, Rosie is a heart-warming, modern comedy-of-errors about Rosie and Alex. As each navigates the complexities of life, love, and everything in between, they always find their way back to each other - but is it just friendship, or something more?
Christian Ditter
Lily CollinsSam ClaflinChristian Cooke
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Jamie WinstoneSuki Waterhouse
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Mellifluous1Reviewed in the United States on August 14, 2019
1.0 out of 5 starsOne of the worse movies I’ve made myself endure.
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Had to be one of the worst movies I’ve ever seen, one of those movies where I’m upset that I actually wasted an hour and 45 minutes of my life, as I got no worthwhile entertainment out of it. I didn’t enjoy it one bit, while I kept waiting for the plot to redeem itself in my eyes.

The main male character is literally painful to watch. He lets the girl “slip away” so many times, because he is too busy chasing and/or having sex with every superficial, attractive female that falls into his lap. As the lover or hero of the movie, he is exceedingly lame and impotent. He lacks effort, charm and heroism in his love. He takes zero initiative in pursuing his true love for the bulk of the movie, except to use the female protagonist as a convenient diversion when he sulks in his own alternate relationship troubles. An annoyingly lame and impotent hero, for sure, that makes me grateful all men are not this poor at love and taking action in pursuing it.

The lead character Rosie deserves much, much better than this guy who has been passing her over her entire youth and young adulthood for other superficial female distractions. She is far too forgiving of this lameness, which makes her seem a desperate and pathetic victim, subjecting her hopes to the lame fellow’s whims and inaction.
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tt1106Reviewed in the United States on August 25, 2019
5.0 out of 5 starsI'm a sucker for a happy ending
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I am an insomniac and a rom com-junkie. I frequently find myself awake at all hours in the morning, while my wife, a very accomplished professional sleeper, snores away the hours in our glorious Sleep Number bed. I love Romantic Comedies. The tragic and hopeful kind which pretty much describes all of them. I often tear up,and sometimes I just full on cry. Not in a loud, ugly kind of way, more like a warm belly, good cry, which is a deeply satisfying kind of way. It usually happens when the boy realizes how great his best friend is, proclaims his love for her and they ride happily ever after into the sunset. My wife thinks it's amusing that I pine away for the under dog and wish him into the hero role. Yet, it feels so right to me. What she either doesn't know or doesn't understand is that she was always the one that was too good for me. I married up, not the other way around. She was my knight in shining armor. She rescued me from a life of mediocrity and boredom. And it's been glorious. We've raised three wonderful daughters together, and they all have the best parts of her. This movie is like the life I would have lived, if I'd missed it. If I hadn't got it right the first time. It's true, Alex misses it. He has to spend his whole life in the penalty box waiting, while the Universe makes him pay for not just going for it and making a life with the perfect girl right in front of him. He is typically male, too shy to just tell her. On our first date, which was, by the way.created by me through subterfuge. I cheated on a poetry writing,to get her to ask me out. You see, the loser paid for dinner. But really, it was just a way to get the good girl to rescue the bad boy. 30 years later, I'm still grateful. Spoiler alert: the planets FINALLY align and everybody realizes that they belong together. Love for a woman is better like a lazer beam, than a flood light, men. Focus it on her, pursue her and watch it burst into flame and burn forever. Our youngest daughter gets married next week at the age of 20 and we've mentioned several times that they are young. She just points to us, "You were younger than we are". Yes, it's true. All our older friends tell us we were lucky. I hope my daughter and her husband to be are as well. Alex and Rosie come together 12 years later. It will be sweet, because it was meant to be. I know, I know it's just a movie. But sometimes movies are based on real events. True love happens. Life happens. Sometimes life happens when you are waiting for true love to happen. Sometimes the boy get's the girl. Sometimes we can miss the beautiful right in front of us, waiting and watching for the beautiful around the next corner. And that will often end up with 12 years wasted, a lot of heart ache and heart break and broken dreams and relationships. This is summed up in the final scene, where Alex finally asks Rosie to the dance and she says "Better late than never". It is, but it's easier to JUST kiss the girl and win her heart forever. Cheers.
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Mary EveReviewed in the United States on January 25, 2017
5.0 out of 5 starsLOVE, ROSIE (And you will!)
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I've been complaining for a few years about the lack of decent movies available to rent. Aren't many. It's been a while since Hollywood has put out a movie that's captured my attention. Not asking for much, just something other than violence and superheroes. Over it already! (I did go to the movies last night to see La La Land and it was La-la lovely - but, that's for another review.) I just want to watch a pleasant movie with a grown-up theme and great acting. Enter LOVE, ROSIE. Of course, this isn't a Hollywood movie. It's a British dramedy and...IT'S WONDERFUL!! From beginning to rolling credits, I. Loved. This. Movie. Now, please keep in mind that this is a love story. It will not likely appeal to young men but, for a mature guy who loves watching rom-com with his wife, snuggle up and enjoy. So good I watched it twice! I adore British films. Brits have a sense of humor that I can appreciate and they really do this type of film well. You'd be surprised at how many times I've discovered a gem of a movie whilst watching British film. Simple. Entertaining. Real. That's all I'm asking for. LOVE, ROSIE delivers.

Lily Collins, daughter of music legend Phil Collins, gives an outstanding performance as Rosie, a young woman growing up too fast in today's world. One decision will change her life forever. Complete happiness is always an arm's length away but opportunities keep slipping through her fingers. The beautiful Sam Claflin, most recently in ME BEFORE YOU opposite Emilia Clarke, plays Rosie's BFF. They share a loving, close bond that is unshakable. The story progresses quickly through their childhood friendship and focuses on the years between twenty and midlife. I don't really want to give anything away but I will say this, if you've ever had a friendship that was deep and truly meaningful (and most of us have), then you will love this movie as much as I did. It's a love story about friendship, the kind that lasts and lasts. It's a story about missed opportunities and what ifs. Very relatable. Again, VERY real. Just like a true friendship, this movie made my heart smile and hurt.
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MJ SmithReviewed in the United States on August 5, 2016
5.0 out of 5 starsOne of the biggest surprises in a movie in a long time, laugh out loud funny and you will fall in love with Rosie!
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This is the biggest delightful surprise in a rom-com in a long time! My daughter recommended it to me, telling me "You have to see it!" This is the kind of witty, cute, and endearing movie that I think only the Brits can make. First off, you will fall in love with both leading actors, Lily Collins and Sam Claflin.
The story is that Rosie and Alex (Collins and Claflin) have been life long best friends. They are cute, do everything together kind of friends, but you can see early on that their are feelings that go way deeper. As they graduate high school and plan to go to Boston to start colleges and break free, Rosie gets pregnant by a lame guy she dated at their prom. Not wanting to hold Alex back, she doesn't tell him and lets him go off to Harvard. As their lives evolve and they keep missing each other's clues, there is a lot of very sweet and very funny things that happen along the way that always makes you know more than ever that they belong together. This movie is at times laugh out loud funny, with humor that is borderline raunchy at times in that way that Brits can pull off that somehow never seems raunchy. Then there are parts of the movie that are utterly sweet and will bring tears to your eyes.
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Aloha LeslieReviewed in the United States on September 17, 2019
4.0 out of 5 starsRefreshingly Sweet
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I'm not sure what I expected when I first began watching, but I wasn't disapointed. It was actually true to life as we watched a man and woman imperfectly and immaturely move through their lives, until they could both get to the point where they recognized how much they loved each other. I could feel the deep sadness and frustration of Rosie as she stood by helplessly, for years I might add, watching the love of her life flounder like a fish on the deck of his love life. He lacked insight, integrity, and maturity all of which overshadowed what would have been grown-up choices. But the reality is we all must learn according to the consequences of the choices we make. And so he did... A sweet movie...a thumbs-up from my perspective. Snuggle up with your sweetie, or a good cup of tea, or glass of wine, or.... and ENJOY!
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Amazon ReviewerReviewed in the United States on September 22, 2018
1.0 out of 5 starsOne of the most stupid movies I have ever seen.
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This is a stupid movie. It’s basically about two human being don’t know how to make the right decisions for their lives and had to ruin multiple other people’s life to realize they should always be together. The story is awfully boring. Wrong information to deliver to the audience. And come on how many years can true love really last if they are with somebody else? And how can you still love someone when you see they constantly making terrible life decisions and being weak? The writing is also terrible. Most importantly it is a stupid movie. I felt bad someone even need to act for such stupidity. Glad there is a fast forward function.
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reelchileanReviewed in the United States on September 15, 2019
5.0 out of 5 starsA bittersweet romance
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"Love Rosie" is one of those unexpected delights you find when you cant find anything to watch. The title was sweet and I have watched Lily Collins ' performances before, so I knew I was going to enjoy this one, especially because it is not a Hollywood production, but a British one.
The story develops through the span of two decades between childhood friends Rosie (Lilly Collins) and Alex (Sam Claflin). They are inseparable as they go through childhood years, teenage awkwardness and everything in between together.
As life moves along Rosie and Alex make plans for the future and they take for granted they will always be together, while underneath it all feelings are changing, though they can barely acknoledge it to themselves.
By the time Alex is accepted at Harvard, Rosie is unable to join him, and though she promises to follow as soon as possible that doesn't happen, and too ashamed to tell him the reason that's keeping her behind, their lives start drifting apart until they are only long distance friends.
They run into each other through the years, though destiny seems determined to keep them apart and even their iron-clad friendship seems to be falling apart, and hope starts fading fast.
Many things will happen before the closing credits, and you will wander all along if Rosie and Alex will get to that moment when years seem to vanish between two people and love is the only thing that matters.
I loved this movie. I hope you will, too.
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Neoma G. ZimitravichReviewed in the United States on April 14, 2021
1.0 out of 5 starsI wanted to love this movie, It made me so sad and frustrated.
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I was looking for a love story, one to lift my spirits, something to really love and instead I get a hot mess of denial, and purposely causing yourself frustration, sadness and missed chances. Who in their right mind, when they know they are in love with someone does everything they can to sabotage that love. All he had to do was ask her, do you remember our kiss? But no he ignores it and she doesn't remember and then she tells him how to pick up some other girl and then tells him to go ahead and ask HER To the dance. It was like they had no idea what was going on from the very beginning, "Take her if it means that much to you." What the heck...???? This has got to be the most frustrating movie I have ever watched. Later she says she is tired of waiting,......well she didn't have to wait if she hadn't pushed Alex away at every opportunity to set things straight she would outright lie to him. When he asked if she got into college, she says no, I JUST DON'T GET her motivation at all. The girl was in denial through the entire movie, and lie, every time she had the opportunity to set things straight she would lie, it made me want to heave. And then when a show is already so upsetting.....Alex sends her a letter and her husband takes it. Why oh Why do writers think this much frustration is a good thing for a movie. Every single time Bethany comes into the picture Rosie sends her Alex's way. Why in the world do they think this is the way to write a romance. I realize that this movie was made from a book, BUT they take license when they make a movie from a book, and in this case they should have veered way off course and made this a real love story. I wade through all that frustration......."I thought you might be in love with me or something" and she talks abou buggers.....there was a hell of lot more to their relationship than that....another missed opportunity. REALLY did anyone enjoy this kind of dancing all around, YEARS and YEARS of watching the other get it on with someone else all the while each of them trying to impress the other. I literally was getting a stomach ache from watching this train wreck. In the last 10 minutes they FINALLY get together, but too little too late to save my upset stomach........I wanted to see more of THEM in love.....I just didn't understand at all why they couldn't have avoided all that angst and all that sex with others. Good Grief he is having sex right upstairs and she is having to listen. A man must have made this adaption of the book, I cannot believe any woman would write that in a book. Well I can't say enough about how disappointed I was with this whole thing, it literally hurt watching it.
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