There are certain genres out there that need to take a step back and re-evaluate their formula. They just need to take a long hard look at themselves, grab a big chunk of fat and go “oh hey, this needs to go.” Perhaps all of them need to shake it up but the biggest culprits are definitely action, horror and romance. However, the former pair seem to be heading to that treadmill to becoming svelte and sexy again with John Wick and It Follows billed as the hottest movies of 2015. Romance, however, hasn’t headed to the cinematic gym since (500) Days of Summer and lounges munching 50 Shades of Grey doughnuts. Maybe I’ve stretched this metaphor too thin but generally, romance finds itself in a cycle of shoddy plots and predictability.
And Love, Rosie is no different.
Directed by Christian Ditter and Juliette Towhidi, Love, Rosie is a complicated mess of clichés and shoddy writing. It is not as though it even tries, it just rummages through the garbage can of the countless amount of films that have come beforehand. Even the comedy is a mix of tropes; alcohol, sex and embarrassing slapstick that is barely coaxes a soft smile let alone any joy. The entire yarn is just that, unravelling with a premise that so closely resembles One Day which wasn’t even a great film. It’s a dull affair that I wish I could embellish on but because there isn’t much more than that weak plot thread. There is hardly any depth and no originality. It is boring. So so boring.
Yawn inducing dribble that does nothing for the film industry but offer us pretty people who have could’ve ended this whole debacle by admitting to each other that they have feelings. I mean, it’s not that hard -
“Oh hey, I fancy you.”
“Oh really, I fancy you too”
“Want to go out?”
But instead, Love, Rosie spends less than two hours and many years in story toeing over their emotions. That’s mainly because it’s supposedly much more engaging to watch a story unfold predictably rather than put the pair together immediately and see how their relationship evolves.
I think not.
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