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One Day [DVD] [2011]

Anne Hathaway , Jim Sturgess , Lone Scherfig    Suitable for 12 years and over   DVD
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (156 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Anne Hathaway, Jim Sturgess, Patricia Clarkson
  • Directors: Lone Scherfig
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Dubbed: Spanish
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Audio Description: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Universal Pictures UK
  • DVD Release Date: 6 Feb 2012
  • Run Time: 108 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (156 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00527QYOW
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 846 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Based on the bestselling novel by David Nicholls, One Day is brought to life on screen by the director of An Education, Lone Scherfig. After one day together - 15th July 1988, their university graduation - Emma Morley (Academy Award Nominee Anne Hathaway) and Dexter Mayhew (Jim Sturgess of Across the Line) begin a friendship that will last a lifetime. She is a working-class girl of principle and ambition who dreams of making the world a better place. He is a wealthy charmer who dreams that the world will be his playground. Experience this box office smash in your own home on DVD & Blu-ray.

Special Features:
  • Em and Dex, Through the Years
  • The Look of One Day:Making a 20 Year Love Story
  • Anny Hathaway: Bringing Emma to Life
  • The Look of One Day Creating Emma with Anne
  • The Look of One Day: Dexter's Transformation
  • Feature Commentary with Director Lone Scherfig

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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play.

 

Twenty years. Two people...

Directed by Lone Scherfig (director of An Education, Academy Award-nominated for Best Picture), the motion picture One Day is adapted for the screen by David Nicholls from his beloved bestselling novel One Day.

After one day together - July 15th, 1988, their university graduation - Emma Morley (Academy Award nominee Anne Hathaway) and Dexter Mayhew (Jim Sturgess, The Way Back, 21) begin a friendship that will last a lifetime. She is a working-class girl of principle and ambition who dreams of making the world a better place. He is a wealthy charmer who dreams that the world will be his playground.

For the next two decades, key moments of their relationship are experienced over several July 15ths in their lives. Together and apart, we see Dex and Em through their friendship and fights, hopes and missed opportunities, laughter and tears. Somewhere along their journey, these two people realize that what they are searching and hoping for has been there for them all along. As the true meaning of that one day back in 1988 is revealed, they come to terms with the nature of love and life itself.

 

  • Actors Anne Hathaway, Patricia Clarkson, Jim Sturgess, Romola Garai, Georgia King, Jodie Whittaker, Rafe Spall & Sarah Jane O'Neill
  • Director Lone Scherfig
  • Certificate 12 years and over
  • Year 2011
  • Screen Widescreen 2.35:1 Anamorphic
  • Languages English - Dolby Digital (5.1)
  • Subtitles English

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133 of 139 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It's not perfect, but I was moved 26 Aug 2011
Format:DVD
I am a male in my late 20s. I've never heard of the book One Day is based on, and just went along with my girlfriend to see it (based on seeing the trailer it seemed light and 'inoffensive' at best). I was surprised at how much of an effect it had on me. It is a bitter-sweet story of two people who strike up a relationship while at Uni, but never quite get together. The film then follows them through the next 20 or so years, dropping into their lives on the same day each year.

Despite the first reviewer's opinion that he found the central relationship hard to buy, I found it very believable - it is easily possible for two people to be great friends, find support in each other, and 'light up' in each other's company, but if they were to have a relationship, it just wouldn't work. So, for me, it was completely realistic, I never thought anything like "oh, what does she see in him?!" or "come on, that's so contrived".

I think both Hathaway and Sturgess did a great job of portraying their characters. Emma slowly transformed from a slightly 'spiky' girl with a bit of a self esteem problem to a more confident young woman with life experience. Dexter is a carefree, quite irresponsible young man who gets sucked into the world of TV fame that distances him from the people who love him, and ultimately grinds him down into a convenient relationship. And yet, even as they change (and if anything, diverge from each other) over the years, something remains to draw them back together. Don't get me wrong, this is far less soppy than it sounds - and in fact I thought the film got the balance between 'emotional', funny and serious scenes mostly just right, although a couple felt perhaps too short.

In the end, how much it appeals will probably depend on how much you identify with what happens. For me, several themes struck quite a chord, and I walked out of the cinema feeling that it was definitely a "good film". And that's as much psychoanalysis as is necessary!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
The book One Day is very emotionally moving and is generally a real page turner. I remember it being the first book I got on my Kindle and I took every free moment I could to read it. Today, it remains one of my favourite books.

The film, however, is terrible. I had high hopes for it after reading that the author of the book did the script, and indeed I watched a film adaption of another of his books and found it quite good, but with One Day I felt the emotional depth was gone and the whole thing was dull. They even made the end obvious right from the first scene too, no idea why they felt that was necessary.

I urge you to read the book. The book is amazing. But don't bother wasting your life with this disappointment of a movie adaptation.
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful
By Mindy
Format:DVD
Whilst the movie gets 5 stars for being so close and 'faithful' to the book - it's this faithful adaptation which ultimately makes this film watchable, but not entirely enjoyable as the book was to read. The film tries to squeeze everything from the book into it, and so whilst the viewer is practically given a summary for each chapter via movie, it is just that - a summary. There isn't enough time allowed for the emotional turmoil to truly be felt, and for the romance to blossom.

The film basically just puts the viewer into a scene and we have to play catch up on how in the last scene they weren't really friends, and now they're really close. The second half of the film is much better than the first in that it goes into more emotional depth, capturing the sadness of the circumstances, but the first half basically feels like it was made to placate the loyal fans by putting as much of the book into the movie as possible. If the movie had been extended, maybe made it double the length that it was I think that it would have recieved higher reviews from critics as it would have given the audience a chance to fall in love not only with the characters, but with the decisions that they make and the lives that they lead. I'd watch it again, but I doubt I'd buy the dvd unless it was on sale.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ONE FINE DAY DVD 17 July 2012
By Stella
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I went to the cinema to see this first & absolutely loved it! I then bought the DVD & watched it again. I read the book afterwards. The book & the film are slightly different & maybe should have read the book first. I wasn't disappointed though, brilliant film & good to see bits of Edinburgh in it! I would definitely recommend this. I can see me watching this film again.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The book is much better 16 Feb 2012
Format:DVD
I prefer One Day as novel than a film adaption. The emotional attachment and connection of the key characters receive a stronger impact in the novel compared to the film. The story journeys back to 1988, where Dexter and Emma acquaint with each other and start to develop a special friendship through a passage of time. The snapshot of the times is too rushed and as a result the film seems to be condensed from the book, as key events are missing. We miss out key nostalgic events, that would have been nice to include as a special rememberance to those special days we grew up to. The chemistry between the characters is great from what is captured, but injustice has been done as it lacks details. A series of brief snapshots filled in the film, without exploring key events sufficently. One Day is an emotional and romantic story, as it about a special friendship that grows as a relationship. The film conveys the feeling of emotional and sadness to a certain degree, but just incomplete and lacks something to blow your mind. There are some variations which are questionable context of the story, as it drifts to new directions than a satisfying conclusion. The script writers should have recaptured the events accurately and that would have stayed in your mind similiar to the events in the novel. I will not fault the acting at all, as it is off the highest standard. I am not a fan of Americans doing a British accent, as Dick Van Dyke laughable cockey accent is one example. In this case, the talented actress Ann Hatheway did a reasonable accent, but there are no trace of nothern accents as it sounds plain English and southern accent. I will remember One Day as a brilliant novel than as a brilliant film on basis of my comments. It is an average film and had the potential to be something great. Three stars is a fair reflection. Films never do justice to books in what I have experienced so far. I look forwarded to something special with One Day, but did not meet my expectations fully.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Having read the book (which is brillant), I found ...
Having read the book (which is brillant), I found the movie really disappointing...The acting isn't brillant in it and I found it hard to warm to the main characters, especially... Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 17 days ago by Robin Goodwin
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
brilliant film loved it paid pennies
Published 24 days ago by Robyn Farrell
4.0 out of 5 stars One Day (DVD) 2011
Tear Jerker. very entertaining. The early eighties portrayed in the film bought back
memories of the fashions we wore when we were students.
Published 1 month ago by Killbill
5.0 out of 5 stars A good film
This was a lovely film and definitely a girly one! Would recommend for anyone wanting to spend a quite night in.
Published 1 month ago by Nikki_550
5.0 out of 5 stars Great film that ticked all the boxes.
Great story with a very engaging story line that pulled at your heartstrings. The acting was brilliant. I loved this film.
Published 2 months ago by annann
3.0 out of 5 stars The book is better.
You need to read the book first to make most sense of the film.I didn't enjoy it that much and would not recommend it. Buy the book instead!
Published 3 months ago by Roger Trueman
4.0 out of 5 stars Summertime book read better than film
I read this book when on holiday in Andulucia last summer ( I don't read much - so was quite impressed with myself).

Well , got home and ordered the film. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Mr. Brian J. Sanderson
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