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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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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.


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?


There are two versions to this film. In one version, Emma and Dexter meet, spend the night and the next scene is Dexter helping Emma move. In the other version, Emma and Dexter meet, they spend the night, and the next scene is of Dexter and Emma running through the street where they run into his parents and he introduces Emma as his friend. 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 »


Emma: I'll only be a minute. No playing with yourself while I'm gone.
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References Jurassic Park (1993) See more »


Step It Up
Written by Rob Birch (as Robert Birch) and Nicholas Hallam (as Nicholas Edward James Hallam)
Performed by 'Stereo MCs'
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User Reviews

Lovely, just lovely.... Anne Hathaway does it again!
3 September 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Words cannot describe how wonderful an actress Anne Hathaway is, and in One Day she is in fine form, if there ever was an actress to go down in the history books among the greats it would be her. Jim Sturgess is quite a charming devil swell.

The story that takes place in One Day is at moments the anti love story and other times a sweeping epic romance, even though this movie has been adapted from a book it's still a lot more original than other romantic themed films of late. Lone Scherfig definitely suits this style of English romance, starting with An Education and now this, it may sound mean but I just don't think the romantic dramas that come from the U.S have the same genuine feel that the English films do.

I had read the book and i have to say that this is a very loyal adaptation, much of the beauty from the book is clear and present here, particularly the friendship aspect between Dex and Emma, in the book it's a quirky kind of friendship and it transferred well on the screen as, I was very pleased that the film makers didn't ruin that with a cheap silly sexual type of friendship.

I could say a lot about how lovely this movie is but I think I'll let everyone make up their own mind. A lot of people have a bad opinion of this movie which I find baffling but I suppose each to their own, I just got totally wrapped up in this gorgeous romance.

10 out of 10

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