#207 / 365 – ‘One Day’ – 108 mins
Cinema Challenge #82 / 115
On 15 July 1988, University friends Emma (Anne Hathaway) and Dexter (Jim Sturgess) graduate and go their separate ways. Their lives – and loves – take radically different directions, but they’ve forged a bond that’s destined to last. Over the next two decades, we revisit Em and Dex on the anniversary of their graduation – but will they share a happy ending?
Based on author David Nicholls’ critically acclaimed novel of the same name. One Day is well-directed by Lone Scherfig (‘An Education’) alongside a confident screenplay (adapted by Nicholls himself), which is achingly poignant in places, with well-rounded performances from its leads Sturgess and Hathaway (just don’t mention the wandering Yorkshire accent, hey Anne) who whilst give off some good chemistry, this factor never fully ignites.