Films to Watch – Love, Rosie
Bridie Adams recommends Love, Rosie to cure quarantine boredom.
If you’re stuck for something to watch in lockdown and are a fan of romantic comedies, I would recommend Love, Rosie. Based on Cecelia Ahern’s novel Where Rainbows End, the film is charming, beautiful, and generally an enjoyable love story. The film is centered around the characters of Rosie and Alex and the ways in which their lives intertwine from their teenage years into adulthood. Their romantic feelings for each other are strong, but often overlooked, and neither has the courage to tell the other the truth about how they really feel. The cinematography is impressive, and I particularly enjoy the use of light. Sunshine and darkness both play important roles in how different scenes come across, and they look great aesthetically as well.
The film has everything one would expect from a good rom-com – emotional moments, funny moments, and a satisfyingly happy ending. Of course, it’s not particularly realistic, but how many romcoms are? Love, Rosie is perfect if you’re looking for a cozy, feel-good film (that you can laugh to and cry to) to watch during an evening in quarantine.