Movie Review – Only You (2019)

Only You, 2019.

Directed by Harry Wootliff

Starring Laia Costa, Josh O’Connor, Lisa McGrillis, Natalie Arle-Toyne, Isabelle Barth, Tam Dean Burn, Stuart Martin


A chance encounter between two complete strangers, Jake (Josh O’Connor) and Elena (Laia Costa), results in them sharing a Taxi ride home on New Year’s Eve that sparks a movie-spanning relationship.

Love is a subject that has been tackled on the big-screen for time immemorial, yet Harry Wootliff’s directorial debut manages to create fresh scar tissue with its achingly realistic take on the minutiae of a modern relationship.

It might start like your average boy-meets-girl tale, with crossed wires cab-hailing acting as the meet-cute, but from thereon it’s a mirror-to-the-world mix of the embryonic euphoria of new love, followed by the appearance of insidious fracture lines that irreparably change this couple forever.

Only You is not an easy watch. It picks at
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