Excerpt: "After one day together - July 15th, 1988, their college graduation - Emma Morley (Anne Hathaway) and Dexter Mayhew (Jim Sturgess) begin a friendship that lasts a lifetime. She's a working-class girl who dreams of making the world a better place. He's a wealthy charmer who thinks the world is his playground. Somewhere over the next two decades, these two very different people realize that the love they've been hoping for has been there for them all along.
Excerpt: Adapted by David Nicholls from his own best-selling novel, this is the story of Emma Morley (Anne Hathaway) and her close friend Dexter (Jim Sturgess), two people who meet at college and then spend the rest of their lives going in different directions as the movie revisits them every year on the same date, July 15, to show how their lives have progressed.
Conclusion: If my review of One Day strikes you as harsh, might I direct you to my colleague's theatrical review . Suffice it to say, neither Brian nor I enjoyed Scherfig's followup to An Education , not even remotely. But to each his (or her) own. Fortunately, Universal's Blu-ray release won't break any hearts. Its video transfer and DTS-HD Master Audio track are so impressive that it's almost easy to overlook the disc's lackluster supplemental package. My advice?
Conclusion: Not being a fan of the typical cliche-filled romantic dramas of our time, I certainly didn't expect to enjoy 'One Day.' And while it's not the greatest love story out there, it's a lot better than most. Had there been a bigger spark between the two characters and an ending whose uniqueness reflects that of the story at hand, it would be a highly recommended Blu-ray.
Excerpt: Emma and Dexter are the kind of best friends a thousand romantic comedies are made of. A straight man and a straight woman who almost got it on during college, but regressed into a friendship that remains forthrightly, awkwardly platonic over the years. You know this situation is never going to last, and on some level they do too, but One Day does the audience a favor by not taking things the way you've seen a hundred times before.
Excerpt: The perversity of One Day is that it’s structured as the story of two people in a When Harry Met Sally -like friends-who-could-be-more relationship, yet it ultimately turns out to be something much less: the story of a boy and his saintly support network. As the longsuffering female half of the couple, Anne Hathaway is the exact opposite of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl stereotype: She has her own goals (largely to become a world-changing poet) and setbacks (world-changing...
Summary: 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.
Excerpt: "One Day" represents a promising move away from the fabricated, sickly modern trend of most romantic dramas. This movie poignantly captures the complexity of relationships and the way lives meander and inextricably change, bolstered by the terrific on-screen chemistry of our two leads. We enjoy the way they generate humour and warmth in the same way we appreciate how the film explores themes of love and loss. Whatever happens tomorrow, you'll always have today.