7.0/10
127,706
209 user 223 critic

One Day (2011)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 19 August 2011 (USA)
Trailer
2:16 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $3.99 on Prime Video

ON DISC
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)
Reviews
Popularity
2,165 ( 390)
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A young woman suffering from Parkinson's befriends a drug rep working for Pfizer in 1990s Pittsburgh.

Director: Edward Zwick
Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, Judy Greer
Remember Me (2010)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A romantic drama centered on two new lovers: Tyler, whose parents have split in the wake of his brother's suicide, and Ally, who lives each day to the fullest since witnessing her mother's murder.

Director: Allen Coulter
Stars: Robert Pattinson, Emilie de Ravin, Caitlyn Rund
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A young widow discovers that her late husband has left her 10 messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life.

Director: Richard LaGravenese
Stars: Hilary Swank, Gerard Butler, Harry Connick Jr.
The Vow (2012)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A car accident puts Paige in a coma, and when she wakes up with severe memory loss, her husband Leo works to win her heart again.

Director: Michael Sucsy
Stars: Rachel McAdams, Channing Tatum, Sam Neill
Drama | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A Chicago librarian has a gene that causes him to involuntarily time travel, creating complications in his marriage.

Director: Robert Schwentke
Stars: Eric Bana, Rachel McAdams, Ron Livingston
About Time I (2013)
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

At the age of 21, Tim discovers he can travel in time and change what happens and has happened in his own life. His decision to make his world a better place by getting a girlfriend turns out not to be as easy as you might think.

Director: Richard Curtis
Stars: Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy
Dear John I (2010)
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A romantic drama about a soldier who falls for a conservative college student while he's home on leave.

Director: Lasse Hallström
Stars: Channing Tatum, Amanda Seyfried, Richard Jenkins
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

An offbeat romantic comedy about a woman who doesn't believe true love exists, and the young man who falls for her.

Director: Marc Webb
Stars: Zooey Deschanel, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Geoffrey Arend
Love, Rosie (2014)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Rosie and Alex have been best friends since they were 5, so they couldn't possibly be right for one another...or could they? When it comes to love, life and making the right choices, these two are their own worst enemies.

Director: Christian Ditter
Stars: Lily Collins, Sam Claflin, Christian Cooke
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Sophie dreams of becoming a writer and travels to Verona, Italy where she meets the "Secretaries of Juliet".

Director: Gary Winick
Stars: Amanda Seyfried, Gael García Bernal, Vanessa Redgrave
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A smart but sensible new graduate lands a job as an assistant to Miranda Priestly, the demanding editor-in-chief of a high fashion magazine.

Director: David Frankel
Stars: Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep, Adrian Grenier
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The story of two North Carolina teens, Landon Carter and Jamie Sullivan, who are thrown together after Landon gets into trouble and is made to do community service.

Director: Adam Shankman
Stars: Mandy Moore, Shane West, Peter Coyote
Edit

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 Amanda Fairbank-Hynes ... Tara
Gil Alma ... Waiter
David Ajala ... Floor Manager
Georgia King ... Suki
Ukweli Roach ... Rapper
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Twenty years. Two people.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official site | See more »

Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 August 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Siempre el mismo día See more »

Filming Locations:

Dinan, Côtes-d'Armor, France See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,079,566, 21 August 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$13,843,771

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$59,389,433
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.4 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Goofs

The dress code for graduation at Edinburgh is a dark suit or highland dress with white tie for men, dark suit or dress for women. When they are on their way back to Emma's flat they all have random clothes on under their gowns. See more »

Quotes

Emma: My hair smells like cheese - Monterey Jack.
See more »

Connections

Features Mortal Kombat 4 (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Tear Off Your Own Head (It's a Doll Revolution)
Written by Elvis Costello
Performed by Elvis Costello
Courtesy of Island Def Jam (United States)
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
By sticking to the novel, the movie loses the connection to the characters
19 August 2011 | by napierslogsSee all my reviews

"One Day", based on the novel of the same name, is the relationship of two people, Emma (Anne Hathaway) and Dexter (Jim Sturgess), as we see it on July 15th of each year. As can be expected from the nature of the story, it's a little dry, lacking in comedy. But then again, it's a romantic drama, not a romantic comedy.

As is the nature of the two media, movies can never be exactly the same as the novel. But the problem with this one is that they tried to; no story lines were removed. Almost everything was there, just shortened into mostly meaningless segments. I personally could have done with one less event in their lives, and perhaps a different ending, but they tried to be as faithful as possible.

What we have here is a movie about a relationship, but the novel was about the people. They traded in character depth and development so we can see them in their more attractive years falling in and out of love.

I wasn't very familiar with Jim Sturgess, having seen him play skinny, slightly nerdy, not as confident kids. Dexter is a different breed of guy. Just has high on self-confidence as he is on drugs and alcohol, he gets by on his looks – literally – he's a TV host. Although the different characteristics of Dexter weren't explicitly shown in the movie, Sturgess brought them out in him perfectly. Emma is a more complex character, with significant evolution to who she is throughout the years, except none of that is in the movie, so it just wasn't really possible for Hathaway to portray her as a more interesting person.

I would assume that watching "One Day" without the benefit of having read the novel would be a fairly confusing, empty experience. With the background that the novel gave me, I could fill in all the missing years and the unexplored layers to the characters, so there was still something to their relationship for me.


63 of 100 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 209 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed