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'Love, Rosie' flashes some charm amid a flimsy rom-com tale

'Love, Rosie' flashes some charm amid a flimsy rom-com tale

For the star-crossed duo in the British comedy "Love, Rosie," timing is an ongoing problem. It becomes one for the audience as well: Watching lifelong friends, clearly destined for each other, miss the romantic boat over and over is entertaining at first, but soon their tortuous and silly road to the inevitable provokes only impatience. Scripted by Juliette Towhidi from a novel by "P.S. I Love You" author Cecelia Ahern, the film is not without flashes of charm amid its clichés, and leads Lily Collins and Sam Claflin pine for each other prettily. Their delayed gratification plays out over a dozen years, after an alcohol-fueled miscommunication about their one...

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