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One Day, Movie

One Day 2011

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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. More

"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) Hide

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232 votes / 32 comments The Talk

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    • Claire

      i think i just watched the whole film in that trailer

    • Scarlet

      I hate that- is there any hidden plot or deep story here?

    • RichieRich

      Don't need to see the movie now - they've pretty much shown everything. Fail.

    • Alex

      Adapted from a fantastic novel by David Nichols, keen to see it

    • Ed-Flicks

      @Alex, In case you didn't know David Nichols adapted this himself. We imagine he stuck close to his novel and won't disappoint his fans

    • Rosie

      Wowzaa MUST SEE !!!

    • lissa

      :) anne hathaway! looks soooo goood!!!!!

    • timo

      looks like a nice story

    • Ken-Burns

      great read as a book and looks like an essential view as a film

    • Ed-Flicks

      @Ken-Burns, let's just hope that Anne Hathaway's English accent stands up...

    • shopqueen

      what u meen ,any kiwi can get one after being in london for 30 minutes lol, i'm sure she can.

    • annie

      anne hathaway though?

    • Amber

      Looks like a film with a lot of character stories..but its predictable and anne hathaway? really!! her English accent sucked!

    • Cassangee

      Looks lovely, worth seeing purely for Jim Sturgess, a fine actor :)

    • Anna

      Em & Dex, Dex & Em. Loved the book! And I love that Jim Sturgess is in this.

    • April

      Been looking forward to this movie since last year when I found out about it

    • Ellen

      I gobbled this book up in one day ('scuse pun). Trailer looks like a faithful adaption.

    • kamryn

      The book was awesome - and the movie looks great - hope it stays true!

    • lec

      did not knw theres a book - so reading it now. excited for the movie- will def.see it :)

    • Trevor

      Does anyone know why we have to wait till September 22nd for " One Day "? not fair :(

    • Cassandra

      So incredibly excited for this film! have been watching all the trailers for it that are out at the moment and it looks just how i imagined!

    • EOR

      Can't wait to see it, Ahhe Hathaway will be stunning.

    • Hannah

      anne's accent is teribble.

    • ivanna hug

      i think ...i wanna hug ;)

    • Trevor

      I see " One Day " is out on October 27th now...what happened to September 22nd? GRRRRRRRR

    • Ruth

      Ahhh, I hate how NZ is always like 2 months late in releasing some films. I'm too impatient to wait!

    • Katz

      So sappy. And the trailer gives it all away. Boring.

    • Zimmy

      If this is half as good as the book then I'll be happy. If not I guess I'll just read the book again!

    • Trevor

      YAY..only three days to go till One Day :)

    • Shelley

      Great story with an unexpected twist.

    • Jen

      Hmmm could be good. Yes.

    • kat

      so excited to see this one... been waiting for ages... hope its as good as the book... =)


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Flicks.co.nz Review



  • Trevor

    I actually liked it and Anne Hathaway wonderful as Emma :)

  • Gerd

    Don't listen to James he had a bad day, go and see for yourself

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James Croot Flicks Writer

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. More

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. Hide

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Spend time with those you love...

Gerd Flicks Superstar (?)

This is a good movie, very touchy, excellent written, sensitively acted, but I couldn't honestly say that I loved it.
Films like that give me the feel of my own life as a long line of excruciating pain and terrible losses with just some brief moments of happiness. With other words I feel down leaving the theatre, I rather spend my money on something that lifts my spirits.
However it has some very important messages like: "Spend times with those you love...as you never know when it might end."


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A Film that does not exist without the book - but who cares.

CBwood Wannabe (?)

This film is a huge reward for fans of the book. Perhaps its not Scherfig's best work, and perhaps Nicholls should not have adapted the screenplay. Hathaway's accent isn't awful, and as Em and Dex the two leads are perfectly lovable. Read my full review here: http://cassangee.blogspot.com/

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Press Reviews

36% of critics recommend

Consensus: "Despite some fresh narrative twists, One Day lacks the emotion, depth, or insight of its bestselling source material."

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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." Full review.

Chicago Sun-Times (Roger Ebert)

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

Empire (UK)

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

Guardian (UK)

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

Hollywood Reporter

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

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. Full review.

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. Full review.

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. Full review.

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 Full review.

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. Full review.