Login

One Love Review

Image for One Love

Naive young gospel singer Serena must choose between her Christian fiancé and an attractive young reggae artist

★★★★★

Love strives to cross the cultural divide in this Jamaican romance, set against Kingston’s music scene. Naive young gospel singer Serena (Cherine Anderson) must choose between her Christian fiancé (Idris Elba) and an attractive young reggae artist (Ky-Mani Marley, son of Bob) who’s keen for her to sing in his band. Many of the peripheral characters are slight, but the key players are involving and there’s some entertaining gangsta action to balance out the sentiment.

Marley has undoubted screen presence, but it’s Cherine Anderson’s vocal performance that’s the stand-out; it’s as appealing as the colourful setting. With its hesitant pace and low-budget trimmings, this is no Romeo + Juliet, but

it is a sweet, well-cast tale that’s easy on both eye and ear.

Sweet, well-cast tale with charming leads and a stand-out vocal performance from Cherine Anderson.

More from Empire