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The One I Love (2014)

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A troubled couple vacate to a beautiful getaway, but bizarre circumstances further complicate their situation.

Director:

Charlie McDowell

Writer:

Justin Lader
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Duplass ... Ethan
Elisabeth Moss ... Sophie
Ted Danson ... The Therapist
Kiana Cason Kiana Cason ... Waitress
Kaitlyn Dodson Kaitlyn Dodson ... Diner Patron
Lori Farrar Lori Farrar ... Diner Patron
Marlee Matlin ... Diner Patron
Tim Peddicord Tim Peddicord ... Diner Patron
Ryan Pederson Ryan Pederson ... Diner Patron
Brett Bietz Brett Bietz ... Doug (voice)
Sean O'Malley Sean O'Malley ... Dave (voice)
Mary Steenburgen ... Mom (voice)
Drew Langer Drew Langer ... Brett (voice)
Jennifer Spriggs ... Ellen (voice)
Charlie McDowell ... Madison (voice)
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Storyline

A troubled couple vacate to a beautiful getaway, but bizarre circumstances further complicate their situation.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some sexuality and drug use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 August 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Complicações do Amor See more »

Filming Locations:

Ojai, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$48,059, 22 August 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$511,635, 10 October 2014
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Ted Danson, playing the therapist, is director Charlie McDowell's stepfather. McDowell's mother Mary Steenburgen is also featured doing voice work. See more »

Goofs

When Sophie and Ethan are in the attic the naughts and crosses grid changes several times with the final naught in the top left corner eventually changing to a cross. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ethan: [retelling] So, we met at a party, and... it was magic. Within a half-hour we were driving up into this really nice neighborhood, and we were running down the stairs of some strangers back yard, and then we were swimming, and we were in love. What we didn't count on was that even though the lights were off, the owner of the home was there. And he came out screaming at us, and it was the greatest night of my life.
Ethan: Ready?
EthanSophie: [they run and jump into the pool]
Ethan: [continuing his story] So me ...
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Connections

Edited into Couples Therapy (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Dedicated to the One I Love
Written by Ralph Bass and Lowman Pauling
Performed by The Mamas and the Papas
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Playful, Surprising and Ambitious, It's Not Your Typical Romantic Comedy
12 November 2014 | by drqshadow-60-379886See all my reviews

A forehead-wrinkling bit of relationship fantasy that'll stick in your teeth for days. I found a lot of thematic similarities between this one and Being John Malkovich. Though it's not nearly so dark and grim about it, The One I Love delights in asking similarly deep, puzzling questions about the root of an unhappy relationship and the sense of futility that's so often associated with mending something so broken. Of course, like Malkovich, it's also based around a weird, jolting plot device that skirts explanation for its own benefit. The real allure of that vehicle, of course, isn't with the solemn inspection of its construct, it's with the games it directs with the main players. Usually I'm the first to complain when such an elephant is left ignored in the back of the room, but in this case (if you'll excuse the string of metaphors) I think it would be a case of missing the forest for the trees. It's not perfect - the false-finish is telegraphed and the second act sags at times - but it deserves praise for trying something so fresh, and for evenly exploring both sides of the central relationship. Men will see the movie one way, women will see it another, but both will leave with a better understanding of the other's perspective.


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