Summary: Follows the lives of Dexter and Em only one day out of each year: the date the two ended up sleeping together after college graduation. This movie was painful to sit throw because the movie has nothing to enjoy at all.
Excerpt: Set in London, two individuals find ways to stay together, kept in touch, as they met different people, encountering personal challenges, and figuring out what do the two of them have. *** The intimate yet entertaining feel of the movie appeared to work well. The love and career theme, set in London (i really want to go there!), seemed to be common on romantic films, plus the bestfriend-ish subplot, but I think no one would hate ***SPOILER ALERT*** a tragic-romance.
Summary: Caught this on HBO and just tried it out. Solid performances and skillful direction. Only flaws were its pacing and plot holes. A decent romantic drama which lacks the humor and appropriate screenplay could have mad this better.
Summary: One Day is a fairly entertaining romance drama all the way up until it's final reel. It's well shot, with some fun references to 90's culture. That said, the movie spreads itself too thin by covering such a huge 23 year time-span. There just isn't much detail covered here. Then the ending totally sinks the ship, leaving the picture feeling pointless and mean-spirited.
Summary: Sadly this misses all the way around. Anne Hathaway's accent is horrid and it never gets better during the entire film. Her performance is pretty damn good but that accent kills it. There are gaps in the screenplay that make you scratch your head for a moment. The very sad thing is that Patricia Clarkson who is excellent in the few scenes she is on the screen is for the most part wasted by the director. Scherfig lost control or vision with this project.
Summary: This movie is inherently tragic. Both protagonists are searching happiness and fulfillment, but cannot find it. Meanwhile, life goes on. I sometimes ask people if their lives look like they had imagined it twenty years ago, and pretty much everyone chokes. This is exactly what this movie does, it makes you choke. I can think of only one remedy: increase the level of energy necessary to make your dreams come true, never ever give up, and screw everything else.
Summary: In 1988 Emma played by Anne Hathaway and Dexter played by Jim Sturgess meet in her apartment to celebrate their graduation, they don't make love but decide to have their friendship kept. Till 2006 they try to make a life socially and professionally. He fails at both levels, he loses his job and get divorced after having a baby girl. On the other track Emma works in a restaurant and later becomes a writer, socially she never finds real love.
Summary: This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. One day, a young man from America, on a layover in Vienna, having sensed some connection with a sublime French girl he enjoyed chatting with, who, as serendipity would have it, changed seats when an arguing couple had disturbed the bilingual nymph's reading, would convince the near-stranger to follow him and continue their easy flirtation and banter, while the train pulled out of Austria without her.
Excerpt: As a rule, people generally walk out of a movie with a pretty clear idea of how they felt about it: either it was outstanding, a complete waste of time and money, or, the vast majority of the time, simply 90 minutes of average entertainment. The problem I am having with this particular film is that, even 24 hours later, I STILL don't know what to think of it.
Summary: This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Does life imitate art or does art imitate life? I'm one who tends to avoid the discussion entirely by saying "both." One Day is the most real (save a few accents) movie I've seen in a long time. It explores time and how it often slips away from us. Our hearts' desires are often decimated by bad timing, and the movie finds a variety of ways to demonstrate this.