Every now and then my wife and I go through a spasm of romantic comedies, we watch a few over the span of a couple days, and then we won’t see one for ages. We just had such a spasm, and it started with Love, Rosie.
FilmMunch.com is not a fan of Love, Rosie. There are positives to the movie, don’t get me wrong, but sadly, it’s not a rom-com favorite.
There is a clear formula to this genre, and because Love, Rosie follows this formula, to the tee, it’s rather predictable, even though it attempts to fool us into believing differently. It’s fun, but you can only eat so much sugar at once, right? I’m a super sweet tooth by the way, but still, it feels like the director wants everything to be perfect!
What’s with all the sun flare shots? It seems that almost in every scene the director chooses to point the camera lens in the direction of some bright light, to get a lens flare, which is a ‘pretty’ effect, but it’s worn out so badly, that it becomes humorous. So the look of this film is very clean, too clean.
The performances got better as the movie progressed, but by the time you start to believe that these two are really for each other, the excessive runtime has taken its toll.
FilmMunch.com would love it if directors brought back originality to the rom-com genre! They are fun movies, but now a days it almost feels like, “once you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all…”
TRIVIA COOKIE: Love, Rosie is a novel adaption based on the book called, “Where Rainbows End”, by author Cecelia Ahern. My theory is that the Sun Flare effect used repeatedly in this film is a nod to the title of the book its based on…? Any other theories?