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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
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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 ... Therapist
Kiana Cason Kiana Cason ... Waitress
Kaitlyn Dodson Kaitlyn Dodson ... Diner Patron
Lori Farrar Lori Farrar ... Diner Patron
Marlene Malin Marlene Malin ... 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 »

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Trivia

About the script and the way it was performed, Duplass stated, "The way this worked, there (was) about a 50-page document that was the entire movie - the scene beats, everything, locations - except for the actual dialogue in the film. And most of the dialogue you see in the film is improvised. Although in certain scenes, where we have effects and things like that, Justin our writer [Justin Lader] would write out a version of that scene the night before, to give us a good guide, so we could have something to stick to." 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 idea...
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Connections

Edited into Couples Therapy (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Ashes to the Wind
Written and performed by Miwi La Lupa (as MiWi La Lupa)
(c) and (p) 2014 Team Love Records LLC
Taken from the album New Way Home (TL70)
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Pretty outstanding
17 August 2014 | by Red_IdentitySee all my reviews

Boy, was that so not what I expected. That's all I'm going to say though, anything else would be a disservice to those who haven't seen it. All I'm going to say is that it's a splendid film. Endlessly intriguing with some superb writing and directing, and two absolutely fantastic leading performances. I remember Mark Duplass from Your Sister's Sister, and he's even better here. A guy to watch out for. The main reason I sought this out was because of Elisabeth Moss, who's already given one of my all-time favorite female performance on television with Mad Men. I was pretty excited to see her for the first time in a film, and as a fan, she still surprised me. She's enormously talented, and her work here isn't unlike her work in Mad Men. She's subdued, and always giving the impression that she's portraying so many different facets of her character beneath the surface. If Duplass is great, Moss adds that extra dimension that makes her work here nothing short of outstanding. It's the best female performance I've seen all year, if maybe only rivaled by Johansson's turn in Under The Skin. And, well, the entire film is one of the best I've seen this year. I strongly recommend this, and recommend everyone sees it without knowing too much about it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 August 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Ojai, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$48,059, 24 August 2014

Gross USA:

$513,447

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$596,933
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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