College Romance Part II

I’m not the type of woman that drags her husband to every Rom-Com I want to see. This college romance is one my husband would roll his eyes at, and elbow me every time there is a steamy kissing scene. He cannot take this seriously. So instead I’ll opt for a Girls Night with wine—of course! For those women out there, that can get their man to go to these films more power to you! I will sit back and lust for two hours, and bring all that back to my husband.  

Based on the book After, Tessa Young has her whole life planned out until she meets troubled bad boy Hardin Scott. Sounds like the start of every epic young love story!

Portraying Hardin Scott is Hero Fiennes Tiffin, who comes from a very famous and royal Hollywood bloodline. Hero is the nephew of Ralph Fiennes who is most famous for his role as Lord Voldemort in the Harry Potter franchise.

His other uncle is Joseph Fiennes who most currently known for his role as Fred Waterford in The Handmaid’s Tale.  Besides his amazingly talented uncles his mother, Martha Fiennes is an English film director, writer and producer. Some may not know Hero’s most famous role thus far as a young Tom Marvolo Riddle (aka Voldemort) in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. It’s easy to tell we can expect great things from this young actor!

Ralph Fiennes (Left) Joseph Fiennes (Right)

Starring opposite of Hero is Josephine Langford, who portrays Tessa Young. Josephine is following the footsteps of her more well-known sister, Katherine Langford.  Katherine has made a name for herself in movies such as I am Simon and the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. Josephine’s most famous role as of to date is the horror film Wish Upon. In which she starred alongside Joey King. Very eager to see Josephine bring Tessa’s character to life!

Josephine Langford (Left) Katherine Langford (Right)

From the preview alone I can tell that there are going to be some differences from the book, and adapting to the big screen. Hardin doesn’t have as many tattoos, or have the lip and eyebrow piercing as he did in the book. I am grateful they kept his British accent though! In my honest opinion I’m not sure how the facial piercings would have been perceived by a younger female audience. Appears like Anna Todd was able to keep a lot of the story line from the book and into the movie. Tessa’s wardrobe being a major part of her character, is exactly how I imagined it would be from the novel. Covered from head to toe-very modest! I’m intrigued to see more differences, and what they carried over from the book.

Since there are several books in this series, I’m crossing my fingers that this movie earns enough revenue to make a second one! It would be nice to have another series to look forward to each year. Last year we completed the 50 Shades of Grey series. Before that was Hunger Games, and even further back was Twilight. Young adult females need a movie outlet, and I think if done correctly After could be that new obsession for them.

Written By: Meagen Carone

Edited By: Kristen Smith

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