MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 6,537 this week

One Love (2003)

 |  Drama, Romance  |  15 July 2005 (UK)
6.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 283 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 4 critic

A rasta musician meets a gospel singer when they both enter a music contest in Kingston Jamaic. They fall for each other but are kept apart by the Girl's father the Pastor, who wants her to marry into the church.

Directors:

,

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: June

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in June, brought to you by Swiffer.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1467 titles
created 18 Nov 2011
 
a list of 669 titles
created 03 Dec 2011
 
a list of 3 titles
created 04 Nov 2012
 
a list of 210 titles
created 09 Apr 2013
 
a list of 10 titles
created 28 Nov 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "One Love" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: One Love (2003)

One Love (2003) on IMDb 6.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of One Love.
1 win. See more awards »

Videos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Shottas (2002)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

This movie is about crime connected to selling drugs and extortion, hence the title. The crimes which start off in Jamaica then move to USA.

Director: Cess Silvera
Stars: Ky-Mani Marley, Spragga Benz, Louie Rankin
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A mechanic (Elba) enlists the help of a successful-but-lonely attorney (Union) while trying to wrest custody of his three daughters from his treacherous ex-wife and her larcenous boy friend... See full summary »

Director: Tyler Perry
Stars: Gabrielle Union, Idris Elba, Tracee Ellis Ross
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A successful corporate type harboring a deep, dark secret befriends a free-spirited stranger who encourages him to ditch his stuffy lifestyle and live life in reckless abandon.

Director: Jada Pinkett Smith
Stars: Jason Clarke, Paz Vega, Idris Elba
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A Christmastime drama centered around the Whitfield family's first holiday together in four years.

Director: Preston A. Whitmore II
Stars: Regina King, Columbus Short, Delroy Lindo
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Loose cannon cop Capone returns to his home town of Kingston to join a group of officers fighting organised crime in the area. On his first day he uncovers gun smuggling operation that may ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Browne
Stars: Paul Campbell, Mark Danvers, Carl Bradshaw
Out the Gate (2011)
Action | Crime | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

After a turn of unfortunate events in Jamaica, Everton leaves his home to make it big in the music business in America. Everything is not a bed of roses in Hollywood, but with struggles and... See full summary »

Directors: Stevie Johnson, Qmillion
Stars: Paul Campbell, Oliver Samuels, Shelli Boone
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A single street vendor disguises herself for a dance contest, and pits her enemies against each other.

Directors: Rick Elgood, Don Letts
Stars: Audrey Reid, Carl Davis, Paul Campbell
Sometimes in April (TV Movie 2005)
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Debra Winger, Oris Erhuero and Idris Elba star in this drama framed by the Rwandan genocide.

Director: Raoul Peck
Stars: Idris Elba, Carole Karemera, Pamela Nomvete
The Reaping (2007)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A former Christian missionary, who specializes in debunking religious phenomena, investigates a small town which seems to be suffering from the 10 biblical plagues.

Director: Stephen Hopkins
Stars: Hilary Swank, David Morrissey, AnnaSophia Robb
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A hustler's journey into chaos to steal a car and his lady friends dream for peace from a painting, forces a crime that changes their lives forever.

Director: Mary Wells
Stars: Christopher Daley, Camille Small, Greggory Nelson
World of Trouble (TV Movie 2005)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Stephen Hopkins
Stars: Martina Adamcová, Tetchena Bellange, Orla Brady
Second Coming (2014)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A look at the life and struggles of a family living in London.

Director: Debbie Tucker Green
Stars: Nadine Marshall, Idris Elba, Kai Francis Lewis
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Ky-Mani Marley ...
Kassa
Cherine Anderson ...
Serena
...
Aaron
...
Scarface
Winston Stona ...
Pastor Johnson
Shelaagh Ferrell ...
Camille
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Leon C. Allen ...
Innocent Kru
Donald Anderson ...
Town Crier (voice)
Paul Barclay ...
Church Musician
Kelly Barrett ...
Claudette
Regina Beavers ...
Secretary
Winston 'Bello' Bell ...
Selector G
Carl Bradshaw ...
Obeah Man
Carey Campbell ...
Innocent Kru
Jerry D. ...
MC
Edit

Storyline

Kassa a free-wheelin rasta man, falls for a straight laced gospel singer Serena, when they both meet as they enter a music contest. Serena's father the pastor forbids her to see him and wants her to marry one of his church members. Meanwhile the record boss organizing the contest, tries to get Kassa's band to sign to his label on his terms not theirs. By using heavy tactics, he pushes the band to fight back. Written by joseph dmorais

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

love | See All (1) »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

Release Date:

15 July 2005 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

One Love!  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Warm-hearted Jamaican love-story
7 March 2004 | by (Birmingham, England) – See all my reviews

A quirky love story with an exotic Jamaican setting.

Serena (Cherine Anderson) is the gospel-singing daughter of a devout Penticostal preacher (Winston Stona). It's a loving but repressive community, and she's being pushed into marrying a worthy member of the church.

Then she meets laid-back rasta Reggae musician Kassa (Ky-Mani Marley, son of Bob Marley) at a music contest. Initially drawn together by their mutual love of music, their forbidden relationship begins to blossom as they battle with a corrupt record-producer for a fair recording contract.

It's a good old-fashioned morality tale of love overcoming cultural and religious differences, with unobtrusive direction and strong performances from all concerned. As you might expect, there's a stonking Reggae sound-track featuring Bob Marley, Shaggy & Junior Kelly. Both the principals have strong voices and do their own singing.

The plot has similarities with Jamaican cult classic "The Harder They Come" (Trevor Rhone has writing credits for both films). But the treatment here is very different: where "Harder" was dark and edgy, this is warm-hearted and unashamedly sentimental, with an undercurrent of broad comedy. It's straightforward story-telling aimed at a mainstream family audience.

Caught the UK Premiere at the Birmingham Screen Festival and had a chat with one of the producers. The project was driven by her passionate belief that there is a need for more positive portrayals of the Afro-Caribbean community on film. So while we see a fair bit of Jamaican corruption, we also see charming if somewhat idealised views of life in a mountain village and an idyllic Rastafarian community.

It's an impressive achievement for a first-time production team. They pulled in a powerful Executive Producer, raised USD 2 million, and assembled a strong team around the project. They have secured a general theatre release in the UK, Germany and other European markets, with good prospects of a US release as well. So expect it soon in a cinema near you.

geoff -at- advantae -dot- com


8 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Name of song? rganemcc
Discuss One Love (2003) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?