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One Fine Day (1996)

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Melanie Parker, an architect and mother of Sammy, and Jack Taylor, a newspaper columnist and father of Maggie, are both divorced. They meet one morning when overwhelmed Jack is left ... See full summary »

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Melanie Parker, an architect and mother of Sammy, and Jack Taylor, a newspaper columnist and father of Maggie, are both divorced. They meet one morning when overwhelmed Jack is left unexpectedly with Maggie and forgets that Melanie was to take her to school. As a result, both children miss their school field trip and are stuck with the parents. The two adults project their negative stereotypes of ex-spouses on each other, but end up needing to rely on each other to watch the children as each must save his job. Humor is added by Sammy's propensity for lodging objects in his nose and Maggie's tendency to wander. Written by John H. Henderson <johnh@eng.auburn.edu>

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She was having a perfectly bad day... Then he came along and spoiled it.

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Rated PG for language and mild sensuality | See all certifications »

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20 December 1996 (USA)  »

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Un beau jour  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$6,226,430 (USA) (20 December 1996)

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$46,112,540 (USA) (21 March 1997)
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When Maggie Taylor forgets the kitten's name, it was not a part of the script. Mae Whitman actually forgot the kitten's name and stayed in character. The director thought that it was so cute that he kept it in the movie. See more »

Goofs

When Jack crosses the street with the two kids, a tracking shot shows the sign reads "DON'T WALK." Then the view switches to in front of them and the sign on the opposite side of the street says "WALK." See more »

Quotes

Jack Taylor: You're asking me for help.
Melanie Parker: It would appear that way, wouldn't it?
Jack Taylor: I'll agree if you'll say, "Jack, please be my knight in shining armor."
Melanie Parker: Jack, don't be a shit-head. Go rescue our kids.
Jack Taylor: This is hard for you, isn't it?
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Referenced in Jersey Girl (2004) See more »

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Mama Said
Written by Luther Dixon and Willie Denson
Performed by The Shirelles
Courtesy of Highland Music, Inc.
by arrangement with Rhino Records
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One fine movie !!!
13 April 2000 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

Okay, I LOVE romantic comedies so this is probably not too objective but... gee, I loved this movie. It follows an old formula that has worked so many times and that is still working: 2 people who can't stand each other at first happen to spend some time together and eventually find each other attractive. This requires 2 main things: 1.) Two great actors with wonderful chemistry 2.) An original and funny script We have seen this in so many movies like 6 Days 7 Nights with Anne Heche and Harrison Ford or You've Got Mail with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan or recently in The Runaway Bride with Julia Roberts and Richard Gere. I loved all these movies for they simply worked to charme me. One Fine Day fits perfectly to this list. George Clooney ( who proves that he can be a very funny guy) and Michelle Pfeiffer ( who gives a great performance in this movie) have very good chemistry and the script is very funny and romantic with some really great one-liners. This movie entertained me very much and it wasn't boring as I saw it the second time. For it's charme and fun, I give this movie 9/10.


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