Only You (2019)

Only You (2019)

2019 119 Minutes

Drama | Romance

A madly-in-love young couple's relationship begins to suffer when they struggle to conceive a child.

Overall Rating

6 / 10
Verdict: Good

User Review

  • WHAT I LIKED: 'Only You,' is the story of a whirlwind romance which quickly turns serious, and then sour as the couple fail to have a baby. This crucially allows for the exploration of a very difficult and very real situation, and puts into question what's most important in a relationship, and it's highly admirable how it gets under the skin of its topic and ultimately concludes.

    WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE: The problem is however that it falls into the trap of many romance stories in that it jumps all too quickly into the sourness. We get no time to connect with these characters or their relationship before they start being rotten to each other, and that means it's hard to be upset when they do as we only know them as two people who are at each others throats. Sure their conflicts are nuanced and very well-executed and performed, but they're hard to engage with because you simply don't care much for the pair in the first place. That makes a potentially profound film one that lands cold, and that's such a shame because it's dealing with difficult things in such a brilliant and thoughtful way.

    VERDICT: A film that deals with a difficult situation brilliantly and thoughtfully, 'Only You,' is very thought-provoking. Sadly though, it's never moving because the characters and their relationship simply aren't developed enough in the first place.