One Day (2011)

One Day (2011)

One Day (2011)

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)

2011Rating: M, contains offensive language107 minsUSA, UK
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One Day (2011) / Reviews

Variety

Variety

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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Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

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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Total Film

Total Film

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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The New York Times

The 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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The Guardian

The Guardian

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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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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

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Los Angeles Times

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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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

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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