What’s Love Got to Do with It? is a 2022 British romantic comedy film directed by Shekhar Kapur, from a screenplay by Jemima Khan. The film’s star cast includes Lily James, Shazad Latif, Shabana Azmi, Emma Thompson, Sajal Aly, Oliver Chris, Asim Chaudhry, Jeff Mirza, Alice Orr-Ewing and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.
What’s Love Got to Do with It? premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on 10 September 2022, and, at the Rome Film Fest the following month, won Best Comedy (the Ugo Tognazzi award). It was released in the United Kingdom on 24 February 2023 by StudioCanal to positive reviews.
MainstreamCanadian.ca team had the pleasure of watching this film in Antwerp Belgium during the month of March. The film was being promoted in Brussels and Antwerp and the promo posters that our team saw at Brussels and Antwerp Central Stations led us to the cinema where the film was running daily.
What’s Love got to do with it is an absolutely sweet and lovely movie, written by Jemima Khan, Shekhar Kapur has artistically directed this film, and has projected a beautiful visual experience on the big screen.
The film revolves around documentary-maker and dating app addict Zoe (Lily James), who has only delivered an endless stream of Mr. Wrongs to her mother Cath’s (Emma Thompson) dismay. For Zoe’s childhood friend and neighbor Kaz (Shazad Latif), the answer is to follow his parents’ example and opt for an arranged (or “assisted”) marriage to a bright and beautiful bride from Pakistan. As Zoe films his hopeful journey from London to Lahore to marry a stranger (played by Sajal Aly) chosen by his parents, she begins to wonder if she might have something to learn from a profoundly different approach to finding love.
The performances by all the cast members are top class, and the trip to Lahore is very colourful and beautifully captured.
What’s Love got to do with it is all set for release in Canada on May 19, 2023. Go watch this movie, as it’s made with love, and written by Jemima Khan, who has personally experienced the traditions of Lahore where this film takes us on a beautiful journey of values, emotions, acceptance, and self realization.
The film is set to release in Canada on May 19, 2023. Be sure to check your local cinema showtimes.
Absolutely Sweet and Lovely Cinematic ExperienceAbsolutely Sweet and Lovely Cinematic Experience
- Direction4/5 GoodShekhar Kapur has beautifully projected Jemima Khan's written script on the big screen.
- Story4/5 GoodJemima Khan's narrative and storyline keeps interest going as the film moves forward with multiple emotions emulating from all its characters and their relationships that criss cross throughout this journey
- Acting4/5 GoodWith a stellar star cast that includes Shabana Azmi and Emma Thompson, you are in for a real treat. The film's other star cast includes Lily James, Shazad Latif, , Sajal Aly, Oliver Chris, Asim Chaudhry, Jeff Mirza, Alice Orr-Ewing and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.