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Running Time:
1 hour, 47 minutes

Rating: PG-13 Parents Strongly Cautioned.

Rating Explanation:
for sexual content, partial nudity, language, some violence and substance abuse.

Jimmy's Buzz Guide Review:
With its lovely musical score and idyllic locations in Paris, London and Edinburgh, it feels more like a perfume commercial than a real movie.

Additional Info:
Added DVD Features: Deleted scenes; Em an Dez, through the years; Anne Hathaway: bringing Emma to life; The look of One Day; Feature commentary with director Lone Scherfig.

Anne Hathaway ... Emma
Jim Sturgess ... Dexter
Tom Mison ... Callum
Jodie Whittaker ... Tilly
Rafe Spall ... Ian
Patricia Clarkson ... Alison
Joséphine de La Baume ... Marie

One Day
 One Day Emma Morley (Anne Hathaway) and Dexter Mayhew  (Jim Sturgess) are seen on one single day, July 15, over the course of 20 years. The idea sets up some interesting moments. Some years the two do not see each other at all. Some years they fight and the conclusion doesn't happen until the next day, which we never get to see.

It's true that Em and Dex are in love, but their timing is all wrong. Dex is too much of a playboy to settle down in his younger days. When he gets a job hosting a pop music TV show he quickly becomes addicted to the high life. Then he winds up married, due to an unexpected pregnancy. Meanwhile, Em is trying to make a go as a writer but winds up mostly working as a waitress, eventually earning the attention of a persistent wannabe comedian, Ian (Rafe Spall). Finally, a graying and burned-out Dex realizes that he wants Em, but it may be too late.

The major fault with One Day,
based on the novel by David Nicholls and directed by Lone Sherfig ("An Education"), is the awkward foreshadowing of its first few minutes, and then, when the movie catches up to that same point in time, the dreadful ponderousness of the lessons learned. It seems as if such a simple and small premise should yield a simple and small movie, something not so heavy and epic, something more lovely and amazing; the problem is - it just doesn't.

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