Audiences should not be surprised if, shortly after the film has commenced, they get a nagging feeling that they’ve seen all this before.
It’s the story of Finley Sinclair (Rose Reid), a young American student who, after failing her violin audition to gain entrance into music school, flies off to Ireland and predictably meets Beckett Rush (Jedidiah Goodacre), a young actor who is described as the ‘biggest movie star in the world.’
She remarks, “He’s not my type,” but can a romance flourish? Does love ultimately conquer all evils including bitchy jealous actresses? He tells her, “You play like your personality – beautiful but a bit stiff.” The question on audiences’ minds will be whether the Irish adventure will evoke enough passion for Finley to return to New York and pass her audition.
However, from what could have been a typical ‘same old, same old’ chick flick transpired a respectable and highly enjoyable film owing to the charismatic casting of the two leads and the atmospheric Irish heart and soul which is prevalent throughout. Audiences should warm to the quirky supporting cast, so much in fact that upon the film’s completion, audiences may wish they could journey to Ireland and join in on the fun!
Emotional intensity builds in the second half and the subplot of Finley reuniting two elderly estranged sisters at times overshadows the primary romance storyline, but this heart-warming, feel-good story of ‘young love and old young’ delivers a romantic comedy in which audiences may shed a tear or two.