Love, Rosie’ Trailer Explores Blurry Line Between Love and Friendship

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The line between friendship and something more can sometimes be a little bit blurry, a problem that Rosie (Lily Collins) and Alex (Sam Claflin) obviously know all too well, as seen in the just-released trailer for the upcoming film adaptation, Love, Rosie.

The movie is based off the 2004 novel Where Rainbows End, written by Irish author Cecelia Ahern, the bestselling author of P.S. I Love You (also adapted to film in 2007.) It follows two lifelong best friends who grow up together in Dublin and manage to maintain their close relationship for years until life gets in the way and separates them. Throughout their teenage years, Rosie and Alex seem to flirt with the idea of turning their friendship romantic, with Alex even expressing jealousy after another guy asks Rosie to a dance. But before they really get a chance to ever cross that line, everything suddenly changes. Rosie gets pregnant after a weird condom, err, mishap. Meanwhile, Alex is forced to move overseas to America with his family, where he eventually gets engaged to another woman, much to Rosie’s despair.

This isn’t Collin’s first time as a leading lady. After nabbing a small role in 2009’s The Blind Side, the famous daughter of  singer Phil Collins has gone on to star in several other films, taking a lead role alongside Julia Roberts in the 2012 fairy tale flick Mirror Mirror, playing a young author in 2012’s Stuck In Love, and then playing Clary Fray in another (not so well-received) film adaptation of the popular YA series The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.

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