Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Love Flower Review: Relationship Yoga That You Warm Up To

Release date: July 31, 2019 (Digital August 3, 2020)
Running time: 89 minutes
Starring: Will David, Anna Irving, Ben Lynch 

Joshua's life is unraveling. His girlfriend has a wandering eye, his boss makes him stay late every day, he's caught up in a holistic health scam and his old pal Bucky just showed up with bad news. But things aren't always as they seem.

Love Flower is a movie that starts off a little bit of a mess but gets better as you watch it.  I was seriously contemplating skipping it after about 30 minutes, but kept going and am glad I did.  The characters are all very quirky, with Joshua being more of a boring guy.  His girlfriend is fun, but is definitely wandering away from him.  But the real crux is when we are introduced to Bucky (Sahm McGlynn).  His character is a personality that was grating and slightly creepy at first but grew on me into more of an odd duck as the movie went on.  Gus (Brian Bedford) who plays a dual role as Joshua's boss and a yoga instructor, is also a funny character that was grating at first but grew on me as the yoga part came out. 

Like the characters, the story of Love Flower starts off sour but slowly grows on you as well.  The move has a lot of character progression at the end and some interesting twists that happen, which explains a lot that happens in the earlier parts of the film.  Which makes this a movie that you will have to stick with to really appreciate.  The dialog has some really great lines, but can also feel forced at times.  But again, this gets better as the movie goes on and there are some really impactful and memorable line towards the end of the film.  Overall, Love Flower feels like two movies that happen back to back, and I just wish that the later part of the movie had been the full one.  

Love Flower is a movie with quirky characters and a story that really gets good as the film goes on.  

Rent it.
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