The Love Square: The funny, feel-good romantic comedy to escape with this year from the bestselling author of Our Stop
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Penny is an old soul, and I say that because while reading the first few chapters, I was sure she was an older woman. The shooting of the film took place across Mumbai, within 50 days, during December 2016 and January 2017, whereas post-production works were completed within three months. All in in all it felt rushed to include what could have been incredibly emotive topics in a plot that had a lot of potential.
After being cast in the role, Kaushal stated at the 18th IIFA Awards in Mumbai that "It’s a romantic story mixed with a comedy about a boy and girl trying to find a house in Mumbai. The best-selling author of Our Stop will have you laughing, crying and cheering Penny on in this funny and feel-good exploration of hope, romance and the trust it takes to finally fall in love. It just felt like the story got lost some where behind all these attempts at including everyone and everything. Penny owns a small café in North London and she’s decided she’s not “doing men now,” until she meets Francesco Cipolla.
Her non-fiction includes Becoming, Ice Cream for Breakfast, and The Life Diet, and she has contributed essays and articles to the Telegraph, the Guardian, Marie Claire, the Independent, Cosmopolitan, as well as to a collection by Stylist Magazine, Life Lessons from Remarkable Women. I felt like the book was more about Penny and her journey and the "love square" was just a part of that - I think I'd have enjoyed the book more if it had focused on her and made the love interests a bit of a sub-plot. I suppose she seemed a little lost and upset about having to rearrange her life due to family responsibilities and duties, but it was a little annoying and made the whole middle seem really slow and sex-filled.
Synopsis: Penny Bridge has always been unlucky in love, so she can’t believe it when she meets a remarkable new man, then another, then another. The personalities of each of the characters really shines, especially through the way they interact with one another. well, in the square, one of them in their civilian form loves the other one in their civilian form, but the other one that they like doesn't know it yet but likes the first person in their superhero form, but not them themselves.Penny Bridge has always been unlucky in love, so she can’t believe it when she meets a remarkable new man. The soundtrack features vocals by Benny Dayal, Shivangi Bhayana, Udit Narayan, Rekha Bhardwaj, Altamash Faridi, Abhishek Dhusia, Tarannum Malik, Sahir Nawab, and Sumeet Suvarna.
She is Grazia’s former dating columnist, and the author of two previous works of non-fiction: Ice Cream for Breakfast and Becoming, as well as the bestselling novel Our Stop. Really liked how ‘in with the times’ the story was too with some of its characters and Penny’s decision at the end. But everything falls apart, and before she knows it, Penny is living a new life and meeting two new men.All of these shed water during storms, and often there is nowhere for that water to go, or there is too much of it for the drainage system to cope. It could’ve been confusing, but I didn’t have any problems changing my focus and the POV in my head. Then the story began, following Penny, 30, a cook and an owner of a cafe, told in the third person point of view. Her uncle Davey raised her and sister, Clementine after their father abandoned them and her mother passed away from breast cancer.