One Day (2011) is an anti-climactic love story of contrasting characters in Emma (Anne Hathaway) and Dexter (Jim Sturgess). Its attempt for seamlessness on its chronological uniqueness (all happening on the 15th of July for two decades) fails to engage the viewers and exude the essence of the plot.
The technical high of the movie is the superb acting of Jim Sturgess and the shades of blue lighting on some scenes to artistically convey the past. On the other hand, Anne Hathaway’s inconsistent English accent and discordant flow of the plot as mentioned earlier which gives the impression of trying to outshine the reputation of the book (I have not read the book though…) takes the technical low of the movie.
Moreover, though the movie had its share of highs and lows, it is interesting to ask oneself…What is your stroke? (As asked by Emma to Ian.) Example: Engineer/Writer/Beloved… Answers to this question will be revealing…
Whatever happens tomorrow, we had today… Live life to the fullest…you may have heard this before but it never fails to redirect oneself to one’s purpose of living.
© rooks 2012