Rosie (Lily Collins) and Alex (Sam Claflin) have been best friends since they were little. They stick together, give each other advice, and have a lot of inside jokes with each other. Although you might think so, they are not a couple. The two would not even be so averse to this idea. But they are unable to admit this to each other, and so over the years Rosie and Alex have had different partners with whom they are never really happy. When Rosie unexpectedly becomes pregnant and Alex moves to Boston to study, the friendship threatens to collapse. Will there still be a happy ending?
Love, Rosie is the second film adaptation of a book by Irish author Cecelia Ahern, following PS I Love You. The German Christian Ditter plays through the well-known When Harry Met Sally scenario in his film and can rely on many loose sayings and his two perfectly harmonizing main actors Lily Collins and Sam Claflin. Ditter does a lot of things right: his film is romantic, funny, sweet, and sometimes sad, with the kitsch being neatly squeezed into a bucket away from the screen. It’s a shame that this bucket is taken in the last ten minutes and emptied over the film, which was so likable before, as the finale. Nevertheless, a positive overall impression remains, also thanks to the great music (including two songs by Lily Allen). Love, Rosie is a film about love.