One Day
One Day (2011)

After one day together - July 15th, 1988, their college graduation - Emma Morley (Anne Hathaway) and Dexter Mayhew (Jim Sturgess) begin a friendship that will last a lifetime. She is a working-class girl of principle and ambition who dreams… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: August 19, 2011
DVD Release Date: November 29, 2011
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Critic Score: 37% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Despite some fresh narrative twists, One Day lacks the emotion, depth, or insight of its bestselling source material.

Dave Calhoun
Time Out

The film might make the book look less astute and interesting than it is, but it still has an undeniable emotional wallop by its close.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

The result is a rom-com with ambition, keen to actually develop the characters and to mix a few tears with the laughs. Well, the effort is admirable, the movie not so much.

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Yasmin Shehab

This is a gorgeously shot film filled with cute dresses, adorable haircuts and Parisian cafés. For fans of melodramatic romances, One Day is a perfect fit.

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David Thomson
The New Republic

One Day is just a gimmicky "new" way of doing an old-fashioned love story. But we'll hear much more of Sturgess, Hathaway, and Lone Scherfig.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Miscasting aside, there's simply very little excitement to the film since you can see where it's going -- chances are even just by reading this review -- right from the start.

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Kristal Cooper
We Got This Covered

For everyone who's grown tired of the summer onslaught of superheroes, save-the-world plots and explosions, Hollywood finally offers some decent counter-programming in the form of the brainy romance One Day.

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Eric D. Snider

It's what a Nicholas Sparks movie would be if it were aimed at grown women rather than teenage girls.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

Director Lone Scherfig, working from Nicholls's screenplay, takes a big step back here from An Education, her last film

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Roger Moore
Tribune News Service

Ends better than it begins -- or middles.

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Flixster Audience Score: 49% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
A touching story with a beautiful score, impeccable makeup and captivating characters that really grow on us as we catch up with them once in a year for such a… More
Film Crazy
Well i can't say i had high hopes for this movie, mainly because of the poor ratings and reviews, i haven't read the book so lucky for me i didnt have… More
Spencer S.
The story of one significant day in the lives of two friends over many years is told in such quick flashes that anything resembling emotional attachment to its… More
Tired of Previews
Directed by Lone Scherfig, Color Force, 2011. Starring Anne Hathaway, Jim Sturgess, Rafe Spall and Patricia Clarkson. Genre: Drama, Romance. Question:… More
Wildaly M
While there's certainly innovation here and I generally enjoy romantic films (and I certainly enjoyed this one), I have to admit that there's… More
Julie B
Well, not the worst plane movie ever, I'll give it that.