One Day

Poster for One Day

Autumn 2011 Features series

Sunday, October 30, 2011 at 4:00pm
Sunday, October 30, 2011 at 7:00pm

Acadia Cinema's Al Whittle Theatre
450 Main Street, Wolfville, NS

Directed by Lone Scherfig

Screenplay by David Nicholls

Starring Anne Hathaway, Jim Sturgess and Patricia Clarkson

Rated PG · 1h 47m
United States

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One Day

Based on the international bestselling novel of the same name, One Day was adapted for the screen by acclaimed filmmaker Lone Scherfig (An Education). It is a moving and heartfelt portrayal of friendship and love, as we are introduced to the lives of two characters on the anniversary of the day they met.

Following their college graduation on July 15th, 1988, Emma Morley (Anne Hathaway) and Dexter Mayhew (Jim Sturgess), spend one magical day together. Though the two do not become romantically linked, they form a fast friendship and cannot stop thinking about one another. As their lives move forward in different directions, key moments of their relationship are revealed on the same day each year. Unfolding over two decades, together they experience friendship and conflict, dreams and missed opportunities, laughter and tears. Years pass, and as their relationship evolves, the true meaning of this one crucial day is revealed, forcing them to come to grips with the nature of love and life itself. What follows is a powerful and engaging story of love and companionship, twenty years in the making.

Anne Hathaway (Rachel Getting Married, Becoming Jane) and Jim Sturgess (The Way Back, Fifty Dead Men Walking) have natural onscreen chemistry, and are able to transcend the roles of youthful student to mature adulthood with sheer confidence and utter realism. With a wonderful supporting cast that includes Patricia Clarkson (Cairo Time, Vicky Cristina Barcelona) and Romola Garai (Glorious 39, Atonement) and breathtaking cinematography by Benoit Delhomme (The Boy in the Striped Pajamas), One Day is a timeless portrait of love, loss and life, surely to become a love story for the ages.