One Day

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Adaptation of the popular British romance novel, following the relationship of two friends who catch up on the same day every year to see how the other's life is going. Stars Anne Hathaway (The Devil Wears Prada) and Jim Sturgess (Across the Universe). From the director of An Education.

"After one day together - July 15th, 1988, their college graduation - Emma (Hathaway) and Dexter (Sturgess) begin a friendship that will last a lifetime. She is an ambitious working-class girl and he's a wealthy charmer who dreams that the world will be his playground. For the next two decades, key moments of their relationship are experienced over several July 15ths... together and apart, we see them through their friendship and fights, hopes and missed opportunities. Somewhere along their journey, they realise that what they are searching and hoping for has been there for them all along." (Official Synopsis)

Starring
Anne Hathaway, Jim Sturgess, Patricia Clarkson, Jodie Whittaker, Romola Garai, Rafe Spall, Ken Stott, Jamie Sives, Georgia King, Matt Berry, Matthew Beard

Directed by
Lone Scherfig ('An Education')

Written by
David Nicholls

(M) contains offensive language | Adaptation, Drama, Romance | USA, UK | Official Website


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This movie was given by mistake by store,it was so boring I fast forward thu have of it and it was still so long and boring,Im glad I didnt pay to watch it.

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PRESS REVIEWS

Average rating 3 Stars out of a possible 5 Stars


A.V. Club (USA)

The ultimate end of the story reveals that it's all about Sturgess' suffering, which just isn't that compelling a topic. Given its lack of center and balance, the film might more appropriately be called "One Dude."

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Chicago Sun-Times (Roger Ebert)

In a season of movies dumb and dumber, One Day has style, freshness, and witty bantering dialogue.

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Empire (UK)

It may not truly capture the complexities of its source material but One Day is funny, winning and entertaining - if little else.

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Guardian (UK)

A slushy, mawkish and weirdly humourless romance with a sub-Richard Curtis style and more endings than Lord of the Rings.

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Hollywood Reporter

Danish director Lone Scherfig skillfully adapts David Nicholls' best-selling romantic novel to the screen.

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Los Angeles Times

As so often happens with love, what you hope for is not even close to what you get, and in this case we are left with a heartbreaking disappointment of a film.

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New York Times

Her (Ms. Scherfig) eccentric eye and offbeat rhythm sustain One Day through its stretches of banality and mitigate some of its flaws.

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Total Film (UK)

Much of Nicholls’ sharp dialogue and emotional truth remains intact, but the over-faithful translation does little to compensate for what can’t be lifted from the page.

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Urban Cinefile (Australia)

A bittersweet love story. Due to its fragmented structure, the dramatic arc never seems satisfying enough, although Rachel Portman's beautiful score weaves a melodic rainbow through the exposition

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Variety (USA)

On a moment-by-moment basis, Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess make this long-arc love story viable, sometimes even vital. But the structural conceit proves more reductive than expansive, the big picture too overdetermined to really sweep the viewer away.

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Flicks.co.nz "One Day" Movie Review

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James Croot, Flicks.co.nz

It should have been a match made in heaven. Teaming up the stars of two of the more avant-garde and risque romantic movies for the past few years – Love and Other Drugs and Across the Universe – with a Danish director who had already made an acclaimed, period-set literary adaptation. Unfortunately the end result is a half-baked, virtually humourless, romantic muddle that doesn’t do the much-loved book justice.

A cross between When Harry Met Sally (can they ever really just be friends?) and 500 Days of Summer (a distillation of a relationship’s falls and rises), One Day lacks the former’s wit and the latter’s invention. Part of the problem is that there’s little chemistry between the leads and the story’s brief running time and episodic nature doesn’t help that. Sturgess can’t transcend the fact that Dexter is basically an upper-class prat, while Hathaway just struggles with the accent and a terribly underwritten character.

Scherfig tries to enliven proceedings with clever Teachers-esque titles and a soundtrack that includes everyone from Tracey Chapman to Tears for Fears and Del Amitri to Fat Boy Slim, but you can’t help feeling this dreary tale could have done with a bit of fancy editing or narrative reconstruction.


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