Love, Rosie is the adaptation of Cecelia Ahern's second novel 'Where Rainbows End'. It tells the story of Rosie and Alex- friends since they were little, but they just can't seem to get it together to actually be together. Life gets in the way and they are constantly missing each other. It's the kind of story where right from the start you want to yell at the screen 'HE'S THE LOVE OF YOUR LIFE GOD DAMN IT!!' It's okay, I refrained from doing so in the cinema, but I couldn't help the laughter and the tears.
I was lucky enough to see the film at No1 Magazine's exclusive preview night on Monday. Cecelia Ahern was there in person signing books and smiling into cameras. I tried my best to play it cool when I met her, but how can you, when you think she is a total legend?
About forty or so of Cecelia's other adoring fans, all packed into the Grosvenor Cinema in Glasgow for this exclusive night. No1 Magazine interviewed Cecelia before the film started, and she revealed the following facts about her writing:
1. She writes her novels from January to June, edits them in the Summer and promotes them in the Autumn/ Winter.
2. She can't choose a favourite of her novels, that would be like choosing a favourite child.
3. In her spare time she loves to read Crime fiction.
4. She wrote a short story for the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who called 'The Bog Warrior'. She got the inspiration from a news story she saw where police found a body in a bog.
5. She has an office where she writes from 9.30am-5.30pm every day.
6. She had a short cameo in the film Love, Rosie but it got cut in the final edit.
7. She already has an idea for her next novel but wouldn't reveal what it was (NNNOOOO!! the suspense is too much!!)
The Grosvenor Cinema is Glasgow was the perfect venue for the preview event. Tucked down a cute lane complete with fairy lights draped between the buildings, the Grosvenor Cinema has comfy leather seats and a smaller screen than your typical multi-chain cinema complex. It's the perfect venue for a date, or a get together with the girls. The bar Vodka Wodka is just across the lane and serves a huge amount of girly cocktails.
I recommend you make a night of it- get the girls together, have cocktails and enjoy the best chick flick released in years.
If you've seen Love, Rosie let me know what you thought of the film by leaving a comment below.