Friday, June 7 2013, 07:13 PM MDT
Movie Review: Love Is All You Need
3 out of 5 Stars
Director: Susanne Bier
Starring: Trine Dyrholm, Pierce Brosnan
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Recommended To: Those looking for a fairly smart romantic comedy that offers the expected tropes without watering down the product too much.
Synopsis: Having just completed her cancer treatments Ida discovers that her husband is having an affair with one of his co-workers. Stunned Ida leaves for Italy to attend her daughter’s wedding where she finds a chance and a reason to fall in love all over again.
Review: Love Is All You Need doesn’t break from the traditional tropes of the romantic comedy genre. It features all the familiar storylines and subplots that you’d expect but rarely feels overly clichéd. There’s a slight twist towards the film’s end, but it is hardly a surprise, as Susanne Bier and Anders Thomas Jensen’s story harbors no real secrets. If you’re looking for a romantic comedy with art house roots Love Is All You Need will appease.
-Ryan Michael Painter