The film stars an ensemble of fine actors. Piper Parabo does a great job looking confused for most of the movie and executes a British accent with such flair, you’ll never question her nationality. Lena Headey has great chemistry with Parabo, making the love scenes tasteful and convincing, absent of the uneasiness that can make some shift in their chairs as they wait for the intimacy to end. Matthew Goode is well suited as the clueless and fragile husband Heck who just wants to make his new bride happy.
True to romantic movie textbook, Imagine Me and You has a few cliché scenes: the dramatic car chase to catch a lover before they board a train, never to return again; the phone call where a caller chickens out and hangs up when the love interest answers; and, the all-time favourite, the almost-kiss interrupted by someone entering the room.
Even with these predictable elements, Imagine Me and You is a joy to watch. Parker’s skill as scriptwriter shines as he uses wit to make the characters real and likeable.
Because all the characters are likeable, it’s easy to fall in love with them and, as a result, with the movie. As Rachel and Luce resolve their obstacles, you can’t help but root for them, even though you know someone is bound to get hurt. But Parker makes it easy and you realise that eventually all the characters will find happiness.
Imagine is a real chick flick – right to its bones. Don’t miss it.
- Nomfundo H. Mbaba+Tshabalala
Imagine Me and You warms up dreary London with a classy lesbian love story that can be enjoyed by heterosexuals too.
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