'Love Possibly' is shot in a fly-on-the-wall documentary style and it works perfectly for this film as it allows you to see parts of the story and elements of Alex's personality that you wouldn't normally get to if it was shot in a more traditional feature film style. Mainly when Alex talks to the camera or interacts with it as these moments provide a lot of comedy as well as a deeper understanding of who he is as a person.
What’s great about the film is that although you are laughing at it, you also love the character of Alex. So while it is a mockumentary, it is not mocking him or his struggles, but more the situations he gets himself into. He is a rom-com obsessed virgin and believes that he has cracked the code as to how love works and has written out a list of steps for achieving true love. Steps that he begins to follow once he meets Lana on a Moldovan mail-order bride website.
This obviously results in some deeply awkward and absolutely hilarious situations, and he really gets out of his depth when she makes the bold decision of moving to London to marry him. Will they be able to find common ground and a way to communicate, and will the rom-com steps that he swears by actually work and result in love..?
The acting in 'Love Possibly' is phenomenal and the performance from Steve Hodgetts as Alex is believable, lovable, relatable and also at times ridiculous. He deserves recognition for his transformation into this character, as well a commendation for the fact that there was also a lot of improvised performance from him in the film. It’s a heartfelt story that will have you laughing your head off as well as making you really feel for Alex. Certainly a film that will make you smile.