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Exciting news, BookTok! The beloved novel that’s been capturing hearts is hitting the silver screen. Brace yourselves for the upcoming film adaptation of Colleen Hoover’s 2016 sensation, “It Ends With Us.” Just released on May 16. The official trailer promises all the emotional punches and heartwarming moments that made the book a must read.

For those who haven’t delved into the pages yet, let me give you a quick rundown. “It Ends With Us” follows the journey of Lily Bloom. A determined woman who sets up her own flower shop in bustling Boston. Her life takes a turn when she crosses paths with Ryle Kincaid, a charismatic neurosurgeon.

Their connection sparks into a passionate relationship, but as things deepen, doubts start creeping into Lily’s mind. She begins to question whether Ryle is truly the one for her.

Amidst the swirling uncertainties, Lily finds herself grappling with memories of Atlas Corrigan. With her first love and a significant figure from her past. When Atlas unexpectedly reenters her life, old feelings resurface, throwing her current romance into turmoil.

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Will Lily follow her heart’s whispers, even if it means risking everything she’s built with Ryle? Get ready for a rollercoaster of emotions as Lily navigates the tangled web of love, loss, and second chances.

Colleen Hoover’s novels have a massive following, but they’ve never quite clicked with me. That said, let me give you the lowdown on the trailer for “It Ends With Us.” The upcoming film based on Hoover’s book of the same name.

Picture this: Blake Lively takes on the role of Lily, a florist with that classic movie job vibe. But don’t expect a typical romance. “It Ends With Us” dives deep into heavy themes like abuse and tough choices. Lily finds herself trapped in an abusive relationship, torn between staying with her partner or reigniting a flame with her childhood sweetheart.

Love, family, and the vicious cycle of abuse are at the heart of this story. And let me tell you, watching the trailer already has me feeling a little down.

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“It Ends With Us” isn’t lacking in quality it’s just that seeing Jenny Slate cast as the friend character feels like a missed opportunity. She’s a star! But let’s focus on what matters: Blake Lively taking on the lead role brings serious weight to the story.

The film delves into themes like confronting family history, facing harsh realities, and grappling with cycles of abuse and trauma. These are issues many people struggle with, yet society finds it challenging to have meaningful conversations about them. That’s where engaging art like this movie comes in.

Through storytelling, art can help individuals process their own experiences. While not every movie aims to drive change, sometimes narratives serve as the key to unlocking difficult doors for people. The poignant line about a person’s reaction if their own child disclosed abuse brings to mind Paloma Paris’s powerful song “Labour” a fitting association.

So, despite any casting qualms, “It Ends With Us” has the potential to be more than just a movie. It could be a catalyst for important conversations and personal reflection.

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Main Characters of movie "It Ends With Us".
Main Characters of movie “It Ends With Us”.

Blake Lively’s absence from both the Met Gala and the premiere of “IF” raised some eyebrows. Especially considering her usual presence at these events. It’s not every day that a star skips out on a big movie premiere. Especially when she’s both in it and her husband, Ryan Reynolds, is a key player.

Speculation tends to swirl around such conspicuous absences, with some jumping to conclusions about potential domestic issues. However, it’s also entirely possible that Blake is simply conserving her red carpet energy for the upcoming press tour. After all, she’s known for going all out when it comes to promoting her movies.

Let’s not forget that Blake and Ryan have four young children being a parent alone is exhausting, let alone juggling a busy Hollywood schedule. So, it wouldn’t be surprising if she’s just prioritizing her family and managing her workload accordingly.

The character names in this movie really get to me. Ryle and Atlas? They sound more like names you’d expect from characters under 25, not adults. I mean, recently, I came across twins named Arrow and Lake, so I get that unconventional names are becoming more common, especially in narrative contexts. But names tend to follow generational trends, and Arrow and Lake feel more suited for kids under 10.

Atlas might be catching on, following trends like Archer, Axel, and Aurora. But let’s be real it’ll likely take decades before we see Atlases as the leading romantic heroes. Authors often fall into the name trend trap, and it’s always a bit jarring.

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“It Ends With Us” already has a built-in audience, thanks to Colleen Hoover‘s loyal fanbase and whoever falls under the category of Blake Lively fans although there’s no solid data suggesting she’s a box office magnet. Then there’s the weepy romance crowd, who are always on the lookout for their next emotional rollercoaster.

If you’re in the market for a tear jerking romance, “It Ends With Us” might be just what you’re looking for. With the shortage of sexy rom-coms in theaters lately, there’s also been a noticeable absence of those heartstring tugging love stories.

While it might not be my cup of tea, it could very well be yours, and I genuinely hope it finds its audience. After all, every movie deserves to connect with someone, even if it’s not me.

Get ready, because “It Ends with Us” is hitting theaters on August 9th, giving us less than three months to mentally gear up for the emotional ride it promises to deliver.

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Just from the trailer, it’s clear that this movie will capture the same essence that made the book so beloved, but with added flair like Taylor Swift music and top-notch acting.

While there aren’t many details available yet, it looks like the film will stay faithful to the story that has captured the hearts of many. We’ll have to wait until August 9th to experience it all firsthand.

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