After spending the night together on the night of their college graduation Dexter and Emma 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.

Director:

Lone Scherfig

Writers:

David Nicholls (screenplay), David Nicholls (book)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anne Hathaway ... Emma
Jim Sturgess ... Dexter
Tom Mison ... Callum
Jodie Whittaker ... Tilly
Tim Key ... Customer
Rafe Spall ... Ian
Joséphine de La Baume ... Marie (as Josephine De La Baume)
Patricia Clarkson ... Alison
Ken Stott ... Steven
Heida Reed ... Ingrid
Amanda Fairbank-Hynes ... Tara
Gil Alma ... Waiter
David Ajala ... Floor Manager
Georgia King ... Suki
Ukweli Roach ... Rapper
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Storyline

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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There were some conversations about casting an American actress to play Dexter's English mother, but director Lone Scherfig really liked the sense of experience, worldliness and flirtatiousness that Patricia Clarkson brought to the part. See more »

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(at around 25 mins) At the beach, the relative positions of the two characters change from head-to-head to head-to-toe as they lie on the sand. See more »

Quotes

Emma: That's a very serious face. You're not having a wee, are you?
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Don't Stop Movin'
Written by Tina Barrett, Paul Cattermole, Jon Lee, Bradley McIntosh, Jo O'Meara, Hannah Spearritt, Rachel Stevens, Simon Ellis, Sheppard Solomon
Performed by S Club 7
Courtesy of Polydor Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd.
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Was thoroughly enjoyed
20 August 2011 | by francine-kSee 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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Language:

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Release Date:

19 August 2011 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,079,566, 21 August 2011

Gross USA:

$13,843,771

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$59,389,433
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Datasat | Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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