Tuesday, March 19, 2013
One Day by Lone Scherfig, 2011 (PG-13)
with Anne Hathaway (Alice In Wonderland, Rachel Getting Married, Valentine's Day, Love and Other Drugs, The Dark Knight Rises), Jim Sturgess (Cloud Atlas), Patricia Clarkson (Shutter Island), Ken Scott, Romola Garai (The Other Man), Rafe Spall (Prometheus, Life of Pi), Tom Mison (Salmon Fishing In Yemen), Jodie Whittaker, Joséphine de La Baume
From the director of "An Education"
After a romantic tryst on college graduation night, Emma and Dexter pursue separate dreams. This romantic drama based on a novel of the same name checks in with them each year on the same date, tracking their personal and professional progress.
Finally saw the beginning, which in a way is interesting, since it connects so much to the end. Yes, the pleasure of catching movies on tv and never getting to see the beginning of it. Anyway, I was kind of disrupted by the format of "one day a year" (I didn't read the summary obviously, which makes it very clear...) and got to know the characters at first looking at each year trend, which is quite a stylistic exercise for the costume designer, and found it fun to remember how horrible the 90's fashion was... Dexter is the typical rich guy protected by mum, who gets to see life from many perspectives as the years go by, his arrogance becoming a burden more than a cute attribute (I know a guy like that, but yet, he has been very protected by luck). Emma is the hard-working girl, interesting, who falls for Dexter. For probably three quarters of the movie, it is hard to believe she fell for him. Then the movie shifts to becomes a very different one, with a lot of tissues needed. I don't think they had to make it so violonistic. I found the movie too long at that point, too predictable, and finally enjoyed in a strange sort of way the rest of the movie instantly so much more. It definitely is an interesting movie after all...
Watch "One Day" Trailer: