One Day is adapted for the screen by David Nicholls from his beloved bestselling novel One Day. After one day together July 15th, 1988, their college graduation Emma Morley and Dexter Mayhew begin a friendship that will last a lifetime. She is a working-class girl of principle and ambition. He is a wealthy charmer who dreams...more
One Day is adapted for the screen by David Nicholls from his beloved bestselling novel One Day. After one day together July 15th, 1988, their college graduation Emma Morley and Dexter Mayhew begin a friendship that will last a lifetime. She is a working-class girl of principle and ambition. He is a wealthy charmer who dreams that the world will be his playground. Key moments of their relationship are experienced over several July 15ths in their lives. less
“One Day is a bittersweet rom-com and comes with a good looking, talented star cast. Only the poor execution and lack of interesting dialogues restrict it to a one-time-watch!”
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One day is based on a novel that I have not read and so cannot compare though am sure it can't be as good as the book. None of them are. So, I shall be talking about this one purely on its own stand alone merit.
The movie seemed to me like a poor cousin of Before Sunset and Before Sunrise, two of my most favourite movies. The thing they have in common is that both are talk movies about a relationship between two people that borders on the romantic till it collapses headlong into the romance and the two people realise they can't do without each other.
Emma and Dex start out with a romantic encounter that never really fructifies but they remain friends and the movie catches them on July 15th of each year over around two decades and gives us a peek intot heir lives for each year and also where they stand with each other each year.They fight, make up,have other lovers and spouses in al these years till they realise they are meant for each other.
I am not a big fan of Anne Hathaway and here she looks a bit frumpy with her big glasses. I also do not understand why she gets only one loser boyfriend while he gets to date models. Her character is good looking and also talented and it did not add up. Jim Sturgess as Dex is charming and endearing. He is a playboy sort of character but there is something childlike in his behaviour that makes you still want to take his side.
The dialogues are the mainstay of a movie like this where there is very little dramatic action and though some of the dialogues are good most of the talk just gets dreary and boring after a while and you feel like telling them to get on with it.
One day is for a onetime watch if you like this lots- of -talking -about -oneself kind of scenario. Otherwise, just pick up the phone and chat up an old friend yourself instead. Who knows you may fall in love!