CinemaBlind’s Review – 70%
Love at First Sight is a rom-com film about fate and love at first sight. Directed by Vanessa Caswill from a screenplay by Katie Lovejoy the film is based on a 2011 novel titled The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith. Love at First Sight follows the story of Hadley (Hailey Lu Richardson) and Oliver (Ben Hardy) as they meet for the first time at an airport and fall in love during a flight from America to London.
While the Netflix film adds nothing new to the rom-com genre it does provide you with enough entertainment that it is worthy of your time. Any rom-com needs its lead pairing to work perfectly and I think Richardson and Hardy have great chemistry in the film which makes Love at First Sight all the more enjoyable.
Every actor in the film puts forward a commendable performance including Jameela Jamil as the Narrator, Sally Phillips as Oliver’s mother Tessa, Tom Taylor as Oliver’s brother Luther, and Dexter Fletcher as Oliver’s father Val but the clear stand out in the supporting cast is Rob Delaney who plays the role of Hadley’s father Andrew.
There is not much more to say about the visuals and the story of the film as it has nothing new but they do serve their purpose perfectly and never let the viewers get bored or annoyed with any of the storylines in the film. The music in the film is also great.
In conclusion, it’s a rom-com with a great cast and a wonderful yet unoriginal story which you probably have seen a hundred times before but the lead pairing of Richardson and Hardy is charming enough for you to put on the film on a lazy day.