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One Day (2011)

PG-13 | | 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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Tim Key ...
Marie (as Josephine De La Baume)
Amanda Fairbank-Hynes ...
Gil Alma ...
Floor Manager


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Twenty years. Two people.


Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

19 August 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Siempre el mismo día  »

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Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$13,766,014 (USA) (16 September 2011)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The scene where Dex and Emma go skinny-dipping is the only scene in the film where Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess were not wearing wigs. See more »


Emma and the other students are seen wearing mortarboards as they graduate in Edinburgh, however these are not worn at graduation at the University of Edinburgh (nor generally other universities in Scotland). See more »


Ian: Call the bloody police! It's my flat too!
Emma: Is it? I paid the mortgage! You just sat around farting and watching the bloody Wrath of Khan!
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References The A-Team (1983) See more »


Roll to Me
Written by Justin Currie (as J. Currie)
Performed by Del Amitri
Courtesy of Mercury / A&M (United Kimgdom)
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd.
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Was thoroughly enjoyed
20 August 2011 | by See all my reviews

I had watched "One Day" yesterday and was beyond excited because I had read the novel by David Nicholls, which was fantastic. The movie base's around 2 people and their twenty years together, shown only through one day, July 15th. I thought the plot was unique and was a very realistic romance. Sometimes it takes people a lot to lose to realize what life is about, and how certain people are truly important to you. The movie was cute, funny, and quite sad at times. I thought Anne Hathaway did an okay job on the accent, to me it was odd at first but after a couple minutes I had gotten used to it. Her acting was great and you can really see her changing as the years progress. Jim Sturgess was great and in my opinion really portrayed Dexter the best as possible, with the arrogance and attitude exactly as I imagined Dexter would have. In my own opinion the movie was a great watch, was a romance that I had been dying for ever sense The Notebook. Finally a tear jerking but smile at the end movie, that really anyone can enjoy, if your looking for a romance movie.

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