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One Day (2011)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  19 August 2011 (USA)
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After spending the night together on the night of their college graduation Dexter and Em are shown each year on the same date to see where they are in their lives. They are sometimes together, sometimes not, on that day.

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Emma and Dexter meet on the night of their university graduation. We see them every year on the anniversary of that date - July 15th. Emma is smart but success doesn't come quickly for her, whereas for Dexter, success and women come very easily. Through the years they grow apart as their lives take different directions and they meet other people. But as they grow apart from those other people and their lives start taking opposite directions again, Emma and Dexter find that they belong with each other. Written by napierslogs

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Twenty years. Two people.

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Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, partial nudity, language, some violence and substance abuse | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

Siempre el mismo día  »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,079,566 (USA) (19 August 2011)

Gross:

$13,766,014 (USA) (16 September 2011)
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Anne Hathaway was clandestinely given the script as director Lone Scherfig wasn't looking at any American actresses for the part of Emma. Hathaway flew to London for a meeting with Scherfig which she described as "the worst meeting of my life.. I was just inarticulate". However, on leaving the director, she handed her a list of songs that she felt represented how she would interpret the character. It was this list that landed her the part. See more »

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Emma: I'm not lonely, I'm alone.
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Better than I had anticipated
19 August 2011 | by (Luxembourg) – See all my reviews

I went to see One Day last night, and though I had been looking forward to it for a while, I was surprised at how good it actually is.

The film has a very unique atmosphere, as it is much quirkier than your average romance. Also, without giving away the ending, I can say that it isn't as predictable as one might think. What I really liked about it was the complexity of the different human relationships that we are shown. The relationship between Emma and Dexter is by no means an easy one, nor is it one-sided. Given how different they are, there is a lot of conflict between them, although they do love each other. Similarly, what Dexter and his ex-wife feel for one another is never pure hatred, but there is a lot of understanding between them. As a consequence, the story seems like it could be taken from real life.

Plus, both Hathaway and Sturgess are as convincing as always, which makes this film absolutely worth seeing.


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