| Tuesday, September 6, 2011
- Lone Scherfig
- Tessa Ross, Nina Jacobson, Jane Frazer
- David Nicholls
- Anne Hathaway, Jim Sturgess, Tom Mison, Jodie Whittaker, Tim Key, Rafe Spall, Patricia Clarkson, Josephine de La Baume
- Alliance, Random House Films
- Drama, Romance
How many ways are there to say “I didn’t hate it, but I didn’t love it”? That seems to be my predicament, as One Day, a story following the events of two friends on the same day each year, was enjoyable but contained a couple of aggravating flaws. Firstly, the basis of their entire relationship was confounding, especially when accounting for common human responses to rejection. Second, and more ridiculous, many of the down-points played out as tragedy for the sake of emotional response. Still, it’s a beautifully presented, often funny and charming film that will be worth watching… eventually.