One Day tries to deviate from the typical whirlwind romance movie by bookending its love story with everything that happens before and after that big Hollywood kiss. Based on David Nicholls's novel, the film follows the lives of two students who agree to start a friendship after a botched one-night stand after college graduation, and visits them on the anniversary of that date (July 15) each year. As Dexter and Emma embark on adulthood, their lives and careers change and intersect, and the status of their platonic relationship is brought into question as they keep in touch.
It's an inspired concept, but it's impossible to pack 20 years' worth of events into two hours without cutting a few corners. Though Jim Sturgess and Anne Hathaway are well cast as our romantic leads, some of their magic is sacrificed to push through the evolution of their relationship.
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