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  • Summary: Since the moment they met at age 5, Rosie (Lily Collins) and Alex (Sam Claflin) have been best friends, facing the highs and lows of growing up side by side. A fleeting shared moment, one missed opportunity, and the decisions that follow send their lives in completely different directions.Since the moment they met at age 5, Rosie (Lily Collins) and Alex (Sam Claflin) have been best friends, facing the highs and lows of growing up side by side. A fleeting shared moment, one missed opportunity, and the decisions that follow send their lives in completely different directions. 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? Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Reviewed by: Guy Lodge
    Oct 20, 2014
    70
    As appealingly humanized by Collins and Claflin, Rosie and Alex are sufficiently flawed, three-dimensional beings for their continued attachment to each other to convince.
  2. Reviewed by: Adam Smith
    Oct 20, 2014
    60
    Likeable leads and the odd good joke makes this romance an amiable time-passer.
  3. Reviewed by: Kevin Jagernauth
    Feb 3, 2015
    50
    Love, Rosie doesn't aspire to be anything more than a digestible rom-com trifle. It's a sweet movie about sweet people who are always sweet to each other and it's enough to make one sick on the saccharine.
  4. Reviewed by: Jordan Mintzer
    Feb 5, 2015
    50
    A schmaltzy, mildly satisfying Anglo take on the BFFs-to-bedfellows subgenre that’s been seen recently in romantic comedies.
  5. Reviewed by: Robbie Collin
    Dec 12, 2014
    40
    Amid the bungles, Collins is a bright spark.
  6. Reviewed by: Ben Kenigsberg
    Feb 5, 2015
    40
    Whether the material is “Much Ado About Nothing” or “When Harry Met Sally,” if your story requires keeping true loves apart, it is often polite to pass the time with a steady flow of comedy.
  7. Reviewed by: Inkoo Kang
    Feb 5, 2015
    30
    A misguided attempt to spin a nightmare scenario into a cutesy rom-com premise, this British production takes place in a harrowingly claustrophobic world where personal growth ends at age 18, and you meet everyone you’ll ever become friends with in your whole life during high school.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Feb 6, 2015
    10
    The previews were exciting, Lilly Collins and Sam Claflin are very talented and very likable, and the story looks appealing. What went WRONG?The previews were exciting, Lilly Collins and Sam Claflin are very talented and very likable, and the story looks appealing. What went WRONG? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. Expand
  2. May 18, 2015
    10
    SIMPLY Awesome Movie.............................................................Great Story, Comedy,SIMPLY Awesome Movie.............................................................Great Story, Comedy, Romance.................................................... Expand
  3. Feb 10, 2015
    8
    I get what the critics are saying about the overall lack of technicality for a Rom-Com movie. But there is something in this movie that reallyI get what the critics are saying about the overall lack of technicality for a Rom-Com movie. But there is something in this movie that really turned me on. I love the story, I love Sam and Lily's believable chemistry, and I love the overall vibe of the film. I thought this is great......... Expand
  4. Feb 19, 2015
    6
    I don't like how this movie makes me feel, it reminds me of a time when I was in a similar situation. Not that it opened old wounds but I hadI don't like how this movie makes me feel, it reminds me of a time when I was in a similar situation. Not that it opened old wounds but I had that knot in my stomach watching Alex and Rosie being idiots. As movie goes, I guess it means that they've done something right. I was emotionally involved in the movie, I guess we've all been in this kind of mess, and that's probably the reason why Love, Rosie kind of works. The film takes us back to a place where we don't really want to go because no matter how weak the script seem to be - the life span could have been better handled - I still connected with the film.

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    Lily Collins and Sam Claflin have an amazing chemistry on screen, which does not take long to be established in the movie. Their chemistry is there and the audience's history with this kind of complicated relationships is what makes the movie. Collins' performance was better than I expect but she did not look like a mom, not at all, by the end she looked like the Katie's sister. The same goes for Claflin, who blew my mind in The Riot Club, he gave a great performance but he looked the same, it's even hard to believe that time had passed if not for Katie growing up.

    Love, Rosie is a good film, it's easy to connect to it, a very nice romantic comedy.
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