(2011)

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100
One Day is a beautiful movie, but beautiful in a way that life often is, not movies. Nothing is sudden or easy, either for the characters or for the audience, and there are no thunderbolts from the blue.
88
One Day is an aching lovely romance, but it's also an insightful look at human potential and the search for a purposeful existence.
75
In a season of movies dumb and dumber, One Day has style, freshness, and witty bantering dialogue.
70
Danish director Lone Scherfig skillfully adapts David Nicholls' best-selling romantic novel to the screen.
60
One Day ends up fatally compromised by its glib recourse to death and cancer as moral wake-up calls.
55
We need to wait nearly 20 years for the romance in Lone Scherfig's One Day to get cooking, and for long stretches it seems as if we're watching this particular pair of nonstarters hem and haw in real time.
50
As in "An Education," Scherfig's settings are unshowy, imparting period flavor without overwhelming what is, ultimately, an underwhelming film.
42
A drippy, uninvolving movie adaptation.
40
As so often happens with love, what you hope for is not even close to what you get, and in this case we are left with a heartbreaking disappointment of a film.
40
In this frustrating fizzle, the friendship does keep struggling to change into a love affair. But year after year, July 15 after July 15, it's the same old same old - two increasingly tedious people talking self-conscious talk.
40
Now CDL aficionados have One Day, though it is a tedious addition to this subspecies of rom-com, despite Anne Hathaway's efforts to make us fall for her regardless of the setting.
12
This tear-jerking twaddle, adapted by David Nicholls from his 2009 bestseller, is nearly as bad as Anne Hathaway's British accent, which is heading for infamy.

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