Heck and Rachel are a young couple about to embark on life together when an unexpected meeting turns Rachel’s world upside down. What follows is the romantic, funny and sometimes poignant journey familiar to anyone who has ever fallen in love at first sight. And what if you discover that the one person you are destined to spend the rest of your life with might not be your boyfriend, but a perfect stranger?
 

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A newlywed bride becomes infatuated with another woman.

Imagine Me And You is a romantic comedy made with all the breezy lightness of a Working Title \'rom-com\'. But Britain\'s most successful production company, which has fed the world a steady diet of \'straight\' feel good comedies since the early 90s, from Four Weddings And A Funeral (1994), Notting Hill (1999) and the Bridget Jones movies to About A Boy (2002), Love Actually (2003) and Wimbledon (2005) - are yet to dive into the \'queer\' end of romantic comedy spectrum. There\'s obviously a gap in the market and Imagine Me And You is an attempt trying to fill it.

Matthew Goode (Match Point) plays Heck, an impossibly handsome London stockbroker about to marry impossibly pretty Londoner, Rachel (Coyote Ugly\'s Piper Perabo). At this perfect couples\' perfect wedding, Rachel just happens to lock eyes with Luce (The Brothers Grimm\'s Lena Headey), an \'out\' gay florist who works just around the corner. They fall madly in love at first sight and all bets are off. Rachel wrestles with her new feelings for a girl, and Luce tries to avoid her own feelings or becoming a home wrecker. Heck and Rachel carry on until Rachel can no longer hold back the tide. Things unravel into domestic \'un\'-bliss and a comedy of errors.

This film is utterly unconvincing both as a regular romantic comedy or a \'queer film\'. Compared with sleeper indie hit Kissing Jessica Stein (2001), a similar American production where a straight girl falls for a gay friend, Imagine Me & You is a frustrating trifle. While Kissing Jessica Stein had its flaws it struck a genuine chord in mainstream and queer audiences alike because it had genuine heart, drama and insight into what it is that makes relationships tick, gay or otherwise.

Is American actress Piper Perabo supposed to be the \'bi-curious\' version of \'Bridget Jones\'? Like Bridget Jones\' American star Renee Zellwegger, Perabo too nails the London accent for her lead role but not much else in her conflicted character, coming on more like a cute big-eyed Manga doll than an adult woman confused by her sudden shift in sexual orientation. It\'s all so insanely cute n\' cuddly it could make the most feel good of Working Title films look like Schindler\'s List.

Imagine Me & You seems to have been made for an audience who consider same-sex romance distasteful. But what tastes awful is this film. It\'s fluffy as a souffle\' - only it sinks in the middle, has burnt edges and tastes awful. Yuck.