In Lieu of Flowers

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4/5 Stars

Summary: “Eric and Rachel, two strangers recovering from heartbreak, meet by chance and embark on an unconventional friendship. Together they emerge from their ruts, but their friendship becomes more complicated as it develops into something more.”

If you’ve been following my blog for a while now, it should be obvious that I am a sucker for indie rom-coms.  They’re usually a safe bet when I just want something to get lost in for couple hours.  In Lieu of Flowers was exactly what I wanted it to be.

It was sad and hopeful, funny and serious, it’s a love story…but not really.  It’s a story of loss and how to find yourself again afterwards.  The main characters are great and believable.  You want them to figure it out and love to see the little steps forward they take throughout the movie.

Eric’s friends in the movie are pretty pointless and it would’ve been no different if they had been taken out completely, maybe with the exception of Tony who didn’t bother me like the other two.  I’m guessing they were supposed to be like the comic relief…I just thought they were more annoying than funny.

The ending is another one that leaves something to the imagination, but it works.  It felt right after everything Rachel and Eric had been through.

Add this movie to your watch list for the next time you’re looking for something that’ll take you along for the ride.  Watch it with no expectations as to what’s going to happen, I feel like these types of movies are always better that way.

Available on Amazon Prime.

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