Dec 17, 2011

One Day, 2011

One Day, 2011
Director: Lone Scherfig
Cast: Anne Hathaway, Jim Sturgess, Patricia Clarkson

Stage: home theatre, late Friday with nothing more important or nice on my mind

One Day in short. Emma and Dexter meet on the night of their university graduation. We see them every year on the anniversary of that date - July 15th. Emma is smart but success doesn't come quickly for her, whereas for Dexter, success and women come very easily. Through the years they grow apart as their lives take different directions and they meet other people. But as they grow apart from those other people and their lives start taking opposite directions again, Emma and Dexter find that they belong with each other.

Preps: None. But I wanted to see this at the movies, however I was too late.

Reality: This movie is filled with real life experience and sadness. If by any chance you can impersonate yourself into a similar situation, similar position, you will find the blood freezing in your veins. Can two people search for each other their complete lives? How about seeking for inappropriate moments in one's life? This movie is packed with them.

A pair has a relationship, which starts off with a fling, through friendship and best friends level. They even go on a vacation, yet they don't get seriously involved. One gets married, the other gets married, they both get divorced. And somewhere along the line, their paths cross in the most desireable way from viewer's perspective, obviously better late than never, they get involved. And a couple. And want a white fence house with kids. Up to that point you can see numerous occasions on which they should have stayed in the moment, become a couple, but they simply don't. And it could drive you crazy - after a while you are certain that they will be friends and that's it.

So how long are you ready to wait and hope? And how many times can you wake your feelings again? This movie is about it. I strongly believe that we have our soulmates and that we aren't in the right timing every time we interact. Maybe two soulmates must go apart in order to become stronger in another period of their lives.

The movie is equipped with touchy scenes, good dialoges and excellent cast. I just adore the way the director transforms the two in their different lifestages. The assimilation of their complete life experience and their personal lives is extraordinary and much above average that I would expect from this type of movie. I love the music and I love the main cast.

The side stories cannot influence the mainstream of events we are seeing. The unsatisfied relationships with parents, friends and all the people that surround the main actors. How to escape the relationship you don't want to be in for the obvious reason - being in love with your soulmate becomes main charma in the movie. And how briefly it is, the awakening, so sadly torn apart by accident. Truly broke my heart.

My personal rate: 8,0
( a solid romantic piece, a good drama with lots of twists. And it will make sure you will want to seize the day)

One Day on IMDB

1 comment:

  1. If I have to rate this movie I will give it full score. Th story of this movie is so pleasing and it seems that it is taken from real life.
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