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Review: One Day

23 August 2011 3:43 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Lone Scherfig

Cast: Jim Sturgess, Anne Hathaway, Rafe Spall, Patricia Clarkson

Certificate: 12A

Running Time: 108 minutes

Synopsis: One Day tells the story of Dexter (Jim Sturgess) and Emma (Anne Hathaway), two people from very different walks of who become close, and indeed start a lifelong friendship at their graduation party on July 15th, 1988. The film spans the next twenty years and we catch up with the two on the same ‘one day’ in each consecutive year. They were always destined to be together…. but life got in the way… as the tag line goes.

My relationship with David Nicholls’ bestselling novel started as I journeyed through London on the tube earlier on this year. Despite it being on bookshelves since 2009, it was not until this time that I first noticed it… and if you live or work in London and travel on the tube, you will know of the book One Day, »

- Paul Heath

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'One Day' Soundtrack Resurrects '90s Classics

22 August 2011 1:00 PM, PDT | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

Critics may be tripping over themselves thinking of new pejorative words to describe "One Day," but eternal optimists can at least look to the film's soundtrack for a glimmer of quality.

Adapted from David Nicholls' best-selling 2009 book of the same name, Lone Scherfig's romance follows Dexter (Jim Sturgess) and Emma (Anne Hathaway) over the course of 20 years, starting with the pair meeting as university students in 1988 and checking up on them every subsequent anniversary of the day they met.

You'd think following two people over two decades would necessitate a time-spanning soundtrack. But despite the inclusion of artists ranging from Primal Scream to Robbie Williams to Ronan Keating, the album focuses on mid-late 1990s productions, either from one-hit wonders (Black Grape, Corona) or artists primarily tied to that decade (Fatboy Slim).

Given that the film's protagonists are British, it's no surprise that much of the soundtrack comprises UK artists. »

- Jason Newman

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