For 20 years, an idealist (Anne Hathaway) and a wealthy playboy (Jim Sturgess) reunite on the anniversary of their college graduation.
" Amid sharp banter, the film poignantly captures how lives meander and take unexpected turns. "
" No popular storyteller ever went broke stoking the undying female fantasy that if a good woman puts her mind to it, a heel can always be brought to heel. "
" It's what a Nicholas Sparks movie would be if it were aimed at grown women rather than teenage girls. "
" As so often happens with love, what you hope for is not even close to what you get, and in this case we are left with a heartbreaking disappointment of a film. "
" 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. "
" As 1992 rolls around, a sense of dread sets in: Are they really going to do every single year? "
" Director Lone Scherfig, working from Nicholls's screenplay, takes a big step back here from An Education, her last film "
" For much of its running time it somehow fails to capture what makes the book work so well. "
" The performances are overeager. Particularly distracting is Hathaway's accent, which is less Yorkshire than New York. "
" Perhaps one day, Hathaway and Sturgess will reunite in a more emotionally satisfying romance. "
" 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. "
" Few films "get" the strange, intertwining bonds of affection quite so effortlessly, although the episodic structure keeps the drama from flowing nicely. "
" Nicholls has proven a faithful shepherd to his fictional creations, who banter and rant at each other with the practiced elan of the aging couple they're clearly meant to be. "
" Watchable but not very gripping. "
" 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. "
" There are no sparks whatsoever, and that's always a deal-breaker for me in romantic films. "
" Long before the credits roll, you may find yourself wishing your life could flash before your eyes, to end the monotony of this relentless turning of calendar pages. "
" 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. "
" "One Day" is a beautiful movie, but beautiful in a way that life often is, not movies. "
" The movie's content and style generate all the synergy of fingernails and blackboard. "
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