Last month we asked whether or not the rom-com could be saved. 25 years on from “When Harry Met Sally,” the genre has become anemic, though there are bright spots, like this weekend’s “What If,” an imperfect, but still enjoyable attempt to twist the formula (here’s our review). And while the upcoming “Love, Rosie” isn’t a total reinvention, it does look to at least have a broader scope than most of these kinds of movies usually do.
Lily Collins and Sam Claflin star in the film about two British childhood friends who are inseparable, even as they grow into adulthood. School, pregnancy, and other obstacles in this crazy thing called life, find them split apart, though Rosie’s torch still burns for her best friend. The problem? He’s married, and she’s got a child from another man. Can she get back with the person who was right for her all along? You’ll just have to see the thing to find out.
“Love, Rosie” opens on October 22nd in the U.K. No domestic date yet.