Movie Review: Finding You

Finding You Movie Review

Finding You hits theaters this Friday (May 13, 2021)

Finding You is a rom-com filled with beautiful scenery, an unexpected romance, and an adventure of a lifetime with splashes of drama, death, cancer, and of course the price of being a celebrity thrown into the mix. As someone who loves rom-coms in recent years, there hasn’t been one that I have loved as much as Finding You.

Finley (Rose Reid) is an aspiring violinist who completely botched her biggest audition ever, opts to take a semester abroad in the small Irish village where her big brother once spent his own magical season. Beckett (Jedidiah Goodacre) is a Hollywood “bad boy” who is growing weary of fame. When fate seats them together on a cross-continental flight, Finley is unamused by his rather cocky attitude.

Finley is staying with the same host family (the Callaghans) as her brother did previously, but now they own a B&B (where Finley and Beckett will reconnect) and are still working out the kinks—such as using potholders to remove something from the oven. Even though the Callaghans daughter Emma (Saoirse-Monica Jackson) is not meant to be the star of the movie, she is for me. Her spunky, unique personality will leave you laughing.

Finley finds herself plunged into small-town life, where she learns of Emma’s teen troubles, helps the Callaghans run the B&B, gets assigned a grumpy older woman (Vanessa Redgrave) to read books and spend time with at a nursing home, involves herself in an investigation of decades-old town gossip, searches for a cross her brother sketched in a book and even winds up getting a regular spot playing her violin thanks to an unlikely mentor who is typically passed out behind the town’s pub.

Finding You is a movie that will leave you laughing, saying “awww” and shedding a couple of tears. Finding You is one of those movies that I could watch over and over again. My mum even texted me and said “That movie was really good!”

Finding You hits theaters this Friday (May 14, 2021) and if you’re a fan of laughing, smiling, adventure, beautiful scenery, love then Finding You is a must-see for you.

Synopsis of Finding You

FINDING YOU is an inspirational romantic drama full of heart and humor about finding the strength to be true to oneself. After an ill-fated audition at a prestigious New York music conservatory, violinist Finley Sinclair (Rose Reid) travels to an Irish coastal village to begin her semester studying abroad. At the B&B run by her host family, she encounters gregarious and persistent heartthrob movie star Beckett Rush (Jedidiah Goodacre), who is there to film another installment of his medieval fantasy-adventure franchise. As romance sparks between the unlikely pair, Beckett ignites a journey of discovery for Finley that transforms her heart, her music, and her outlook on life. In turn, Finley emboldens Beckett to reach beyond his teen-idol image and pursue his true passion. But when forces surrounding Beckett’s stardom threaten to crush their dreams, Finley must decide what she is willing to risk for love. Starring Rose Reid, Jedidiah Goodacre, Katherine McNamara, Patrick Bergin, Saoirse-Monica Jackson, with Tom Everett Scott, and Vanessa Redgrave. Directed and written by Brian Baugh.
(Roadside Attractions)

Rated PG

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