After spending the night together on the night of their college graduation Dexter and Em are revisited each year on the same date to see where they are in their lives. They are sometimes together, sometimes not, on that day.
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Wife and daughter cried a lot while watching this one with me. I didn't. So one can't say that I'm dominated by my feelings when I consider One Day as a pretty good romantic drama. Anne Hathaway reminds me a lot of my dog (who didn't cry only because he's too proud) but it's completely irrelevant here. Highly recommended.
This film lacks dramatic impact for much of its length. And that, with unappealing and undetermined characters too. Although halfway until the climax I felt the emotions were much better played. They had me in tears there.
Although trying to protect itself from idealizations of sorts by considering life's contingency, the vacillations over choices and the regrets thereof, Scherfig's apotheosis of a feel-good movie capitalizes on the instinctive audience reflex of college years' hedonism, turning this into a mainstream bombardment of facial expressivity from risible characters over an enduring 'occasion' of love. Petrified romanticism.
Such a disappoitment I've had today. Please don't see this movie without reading the book. Such a colossal misadventure for these two (Lone and D.). Mr Nicholls you should focus only at book writing; quit screenwriting, please. What a mess. I was afraid of the actors' performance but if the film has any interest we all should thank Mr Sturgess. In my land we call this a FIASCO! Great actors though