One Day : Movie Review

One Day is a film based on the novel of the same name by David Nicholls, published in 2009. David Nicholls also wrote the screenplay for the film. One would think that this would work in the film’s favor, but in this case, it did not.

The story of One Day involves Emma (Anne Hathaway) and Dexter (Jim Sturgess) who start out as awkward almost lovers, and over time, walk the line between lovers and friends. It is called One Day because the story is told on the same day, July 15th, from 1988 until 2006. It actually goes a few years beyond 2006, but delving into those years amounts to a huge spoiler for the film. Emma and Dexter met before July 15th, 1988 at parties and gatherings, but the beginning of their relationship happens on that day. They both graduated from Edinburgh University, and after a little partying, Dexter ends up going to Emma’s apartment for a little rendezvous. It ends up being not what either planned it to be, but a friendship is born that lasts for many years.

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Author : Sarah Ksiazek