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Sunday, June 7, 2015

Love, Rosie (2014)

This is a light romantic comedy that is best watched with a box of popcorn and a glass of wine.  This is the classic cautionary tale of overlooking your best friend from childhood as a potential mate.  Rosie and Alex have been friends forever, and they took a tentative step towards making it something more on Rosie's 18th birthday but it just doesn't work out.  Why?  Because they fail to talk frankly with each other, that is why.  While such behavior keeps mental health professionals in business, it is not anyway to lead one's life.  So they both go forward in life seeking out other partners for romantic endeavors, all the while maintaining their friendship.  But in the ensuing years, each manages to become involved with other people who are just as clearly wrong for them. These aren’t just ill-advised dalliances—they’re terrible choices.  So if you like a movie where the outcome is not clear from literally the opening credits, this is definitely not the movie for you.  If the journey to the inevitable ending is what you seek, this is good for an evening where one is avoiding anything resembling deep thought.  If you just want to pass the time with something that doesn't end badly, this is the movie for you.

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