Who would have thought that “Love, Rosie” could bring me to tears on a Sunday night? Well, I got tired reading a novel so I decided to take a break by watching Youtube videos on how to braid my hair. When I got bored from my random browsing, I decided to check a film from my “Must-Watch Movies for 2015” folder. I chose Love, Rosie and then, I realized that as I watch the film, I could not stop crying. To be honest, I did not expect that this movie could affect me this much.
Everything about the film is beautiful and yes, painful. The story is about two best friends, Alex and Rosie, who fell in love with each other but never got the chance to confess their feelings. What they have is the perfect example of the cliché “They had the right love at the wrong time.” I’ve always believed that timing is everything. With both of them, “right timing” has always been an issue. They never seem to find the perfect opportunity or moment to let each other know how they truly feel. Thus, they always end up (unconsciously) hurting one another.
BUT After everything they’ve been through, after all their failed relationships and wrong choices they’ve made, they eventually found their way back to each other’s arms. I’m not really sure if I should be happy with how the movie ended. All I know is that “Love, Rosie” will always remind me of how important it is to let someone know how you truly feel.
Just like the story of Alex and Rosie, there will always be hundred of reasons that could stop a person from being honest about what he or she genuinely feels for the other person. Most of the time, pride prevents one from confessing what is truly inside his or her heart. Fear – that things might go wrong along the way – also brings people far from each other. Doubts and questions about one’s self also drives lovers away. There are many other sad reasons why people don’t end up together when they are supposed to. Isn’t it unfair?
I admit that I’m guilty of suppressing my feelings for someone because I’m afraid that the moment I give in, I may open another door where someone comes in – someone who might hurt me someday. I feel like every person who gets close will eventually leave me hanging. You can’t blame me if love has established a bad name for me. I find is so hard to trust someone again. A few years ago, I made a choice and at the end, I had my heart broken into pieces. I managed to survive that downfall but since then, I’ve never had the courage to let someone in.
However, after watching “Love, Rosie,” I realized that I don’t know what I really want. What is clear to me is that I don’t want to end up like Rosie who spent almost fifteen years of her life wishing she did some things ---- like not pushing the person who loves her away, letting the other person know how much she truly cares for him and believing that their relationship had a chance. There were just many missed opportunities because she doubted herself and her capacity to love someone. She got her happy ending and it would have been sooner had she fought for love and believed in it.
Below are some of the quotes I love from the movie:
- You deserve someone who loves you with every single beat of his heart, someone who thinks about you constantly, someone who spends every minute of every day just wondering what you're doing, where you are, who you're with, and if you're OK. You need someone who can help you reach your dreams and protect you from your fears. You need someone who will treat you with respect, love every part of you, especially your flaws. You should be with someone who could make you happy, really happy, dancing on air happy.
- Life is funny isn't it? Just when you think you've got it all figured out, just when you finally begin to plan something, get excited about something, and feel like you know what direction you're heading in, the paths change, the signs change, the wind blows the other way, north is suddenly south, and east is west, and you're lost. It is so easy to lose your way, to lose direction. And that's with following all the signpost
- Our life is made up of time; our days are measured in hours, our pay measured by those hours, our knowledge is measured by years. We grab a few quick minutes in our busy day to have a coffee break. We rush back to our desks, we watch the clock, we live by appointments. And yet your time eventually runs out and you wonder in your heart of hearts if those seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, years and decades were being spent the best way they possibly could. In other words, if you could change anything, would you?