‘1 Man 365 Films 365 Days’ – Day 243

#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.

Top it off with some pleasant cinematography and a great nostalgic soundtrack within its 20-year time frame, then your served with a very enjoyable and engaging romantic drama.

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2 Responses to ‘1 Man 365 Films 365 Days’ – Day 243

  1. Louise says:

    I was a bit underwhelmed by One Day. I thought Jim Sturgess was brilliant and Anne Hathaway was ok, but seemed a bit detached from the rest of the film. My main problem was that the concept of sticking to one day worked really well in the book but was kind of annoying in the film. Oh and they seemed to age very quickly over about two years.

    Having said that it’s an ok film – worth seeing.

    • See I haven’t read the book so I guess I was somewhat blinkered! I know this something I need to start doing with major adapations…I think I will make a start in the new year when I get this challenge out of the way!

      Thank you for comment Louise.

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