Love Rosie is a film adaptation of the book Where Rainbows End by Cecilia Ahern. Generally, the book is about the feelings between two best friends Alex and Rosie who just can't seem to find the right time to reveal their feelings and end up going in such different directions in their lives. Nevertheless, the love buried in their hearts never seemed to fade even when they were with other people and obviously they find their way back to each other.
An issue that is actually quite important in the movie is teenage pregnancy and I'm glad that the movie was quite realistic with the plot. Rosie ends up pregnant after high school and this puts a stop to her dreams to study in America alongside Alex. Teenage pregnancy is usually an unwanted pregnancy and most teenage mothers usually give their children up for adoption due to the fact that the majority of the birth fathers do not stick around to assume responsibilities for their actions. The movie shows the reality of teenage pregnancy and how it affects the woman carrying the baby.
Young pregnancy is an even more critical issue in countries like Malaysia because our country has strict cultural and religious views on sex compared to western countries. Teenage mothers in Malaysia are considered an embarrassment to society and are treated very badly by society.
Even so, there is also a difference between the treatment of society towards children born out of wedlock in Malaysia and western countries. In countries like America or the United Kingdom a love child is not a big deal and are still treated equally because there are quite a few couples in such countries who have children without getting married. Thus, children born out of wedlock can live peacefully without feeling as if they have a heavy burden in their shoulders.
In Malaysia, there are people who do not even want to marry a person if they found out that their future partners are born out of wedlock. They are seen as impure because their parents did not conceive them in the pure state of marriage. Children born in these conditions are even treated differently and some parents even forbid their children from associating with children born out of marriage.
As a conclusion, teenage pregnancy is a major issue currently and shouldn't be taken lightly. When you find yourself pregnant when you aren't ready for a child, there are certain things that will change in your life and it won't be the same again. Either you embrace your future and make the best of it or continue denying your past mistakes and let your child be the victim. Your choice.
SAM CLAFLIN AND LILY COLLINS