Based on Cecelia Ahern’s beloved novel Where Rainbows End, Love, Rosie centers on Rosie (Lily Collins) and Alex (Sam Claflin), lifelong best friends who harbor romantic feelings for each other.
But time and circumstance has a way of changing a couple’s seemingly fated destiny, and Rosie and Alex eventually follow their own relationship and career paths. Since it’s a romantic comedy, the outcome of Love, Rosie is understandably set in stone, but Collins and Claflin have tons of chemistry to spare. Both actors are fully engaged in their respective stories, making Love, Rosie an entirely diverting and oftentimes moving experience.
For Collins, getting the green light from Love, Rosie’s author was a huge priority:
“Cecelia Ahern gave her blessing, so that was the most important thing. But there’s also a lot of differences, and when you take a book and make it into a movie, you have to – there are compromises to be made, but the essence of the characters stay the same. It’s a more condensed version of the story and instead of it being all about letter writing we used modern technology. But it’s still about professing how you feel with the written word.”
In the audio clip below, Lily Collins and Sam Claflin talk about their innate chemistry in Love, Rosie, which originated from an intense sit down session orchestrated by director Christian Ditter.
Love, Rosie opens February 6 in theaters and On Demand.