Dealing with the loss of her fiancé, Mira (Priyanka Chopra Jonas) thinks she’ll never love again. Struggling to move on, the children’s book author and illustrator isn’t inspired and the only person she confides in is her sister Susie (Sofia Barclay). Then she starts messaging ex’s number for comfort. Little does she know that Rob Burns, (Sam Heughan) music critic, has been assigned to it on his work phone. When he’s assigned to write a profile on Céline Dion, he enlists her help in how to meet Mira and win her heart in the process.
Every once in awhile, a film comes around at exactly the right moment and leaves such an impression on you, lifting you up in ways you never thought possible. That is what happened with Love Again. It was so incredibly charming and feel good, I’m still smiling about it hours later.
Though slightly on the predictable side, the plot is enjoyable enough to become invested in. You root for Mira and Rob both separately and together. The turmoils they’ve been through and how they wanted to move forward was relatable. Thanks to the chemistry of Chopra Jonas and Heughan, the scenes they shared together on screen were always filled with magic.
Alongside our two leads are the incredible supporting cast who, without them, this movie would not have been the same. Barclay smashed it as Susie, Mira’s forever cheerleader. Rob’s colleagues Billy (Russell Tovey) and Lisa (Lydia West) were a fab team that provided some big laughs. But the most genius part of all was casting Céline Dion. Playing a heightened version of herself worked so perfectly and the incorporation of her greatest hits made it even better.
If you are in the mood for a feel good romcom, look no further! Love Again is genuinely funny with a great cast and a whole lotta heart. Just don’t be surprised if you get some popular songs stuck in your heard…