One Day Synopsis
For 20 years two friends (Anne Hathaway, Jim Sturgess) reunite on the 15th day of July.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
One Day is a beautiful movie, but beautiful in a way that life often is, not movies. Nothing is sudden or easy, either for the characters...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
One Day is an aching lovely romance, but it's also an insightful look at human potential and the search for a purposeful existence.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Danish director Lone Scherfig skillfully adapts David Nicholls' best-selling romantic novel to the screen.
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By Stephanie Zacharek
We need to wait nearly 20 years for the romance in Lone Scherfig's One Day to get cooking, and for long stretches it seems as if we're...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
As in "An Education," Scherfig's settings are unshowy, imparting period flavor without overwhelming what is, ultimately, an underwhelming...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
A drippy, uninvolving movie adaptation.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
In this frustrating fizzle, the friendship does keep struggling to change into a love affair. But year after year, July 15 after July 15,...
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Now CDL aficionados have One Day, though it is a tedious addition to this subspecies of rom-com, despite Anne Hathaway's efforts to make us...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
A miscast, underwritten, drably directed adaptation of a very popular novel, it's the feel-bad film of the summer and an almost perfect...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
This tear-jerking twaddle, adapted by David Nicholls from his 2009 bestseller, is nearly as bad as Anne Hathaway's British accent, which is...
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From 1988 to 2005, a huge chase.... and then... SHE DIES!! WTF!

By lorna072001
I just watched this movie, because 1.) my partner wanted to watch it and 2.) I was also intrigued by the film and expected Anne Hathaway movies to be delightful, light and romantic. What it all boils...

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By Dawn4
I'm so glad I didn't listen to what the "fans say!"....

By luismanuelr
A nice sweet story. Slow but meaningful. Love at first sight last forever. They were meant for each other and destiny had the last word My kind of movie....

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By sigmon
This an excellent movie!!Anne Hathaway did a wonderful job as Emma...and the screen play is better than the book......

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By BohemianItzAWrapsody
I read the reviews about this film....& they were soooo terrible that I decided not to waste anymore of my money on crappy movies. ;-) I normally don't listen to critics. I view the film(s)...

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By jinxsaw1
Looks very good. I'm so exited to see this! 2 amazing actors in a what seems like an amazingly scripted/written movie!There's so much potential for this let's just hope it lives up to it (: I'm very...

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By johns-picks
Good film with several important human messages to be gleaned from the dialogue....

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By kage6626
Great date movie about romance, circumstance and bad luck. With a surprising tragic twist no one saw, and fact it had me weeping and bury my face in my date's arm, I'm pretty sure he enjoyed it....

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Rated PG-13 | For Sexual content, partial nudity, language, some violence and substance abuse
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Book-based drama is too heavy for younger teens.
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