Persuasion, Catherine, Called Birdy, and The Princess have intentionally inaccurate period pieces in 2022
Success depends on how successfully the lead pulls it off and whether the entire tone welcomes tongue-in-cheek.
Rosaline absolutely ticks those criteria, with Kaitlyn Dever demonstrating there's no genre she can't master.
She makes it appear easy as Rosaline to mock Shakespeare and rom-com cliches.
Rosaline is based on Rebecca Serle's YA novel "When You Were Mine," which reimagined Romeo & Juliet with modern California youth.
The main character is the only daughter of a rich businessman (Bradley Whitford) and is raised by her caustic but devoted nanny, Janet (Minnie Driver).