The rest of the movie results in a bunch of jumbled, half-thought out ideas that result in a lackluster ending. There's just no heart to this film, no chemistry between the two leads, and no decent ending to tie it together, just false sentimentalities to make up for a film that steers nowhere.
Anyone would agree there's really nothing to love in this love story. While there's certainly innovation here and I generally enjoy romantic films and I certainly enjoyed this one , I have to admit that there's something lacking in the way it ended.
The actors did as best they could with the material but maybe it's just that mushy-cushy feeling and predictability you always get with these films that sometimes just doesn't cut it for me. Well i can't say i had high hopes for this movie, mainly because of the poor ratings and reviews, i haven't read the book so lucky for me i didnt have anything to compare it to!
But apart from it being a bit bleak and me disliking Dexter Mayhew as a character its an okay Romantic drama with Hathaway even bringing some light comedy to it! For the faults of the movie, where it may have been directed better and more emotion put into the movie as there was potential for it to be tragic, cryfest romantic drama but it failed to capture that emotion and pass it across to the audience, that all said i think Hathaway should get plus points for her acting, she was funny, and gorgeous as ever and did a remarkably believable and good english accent that so many other american actors fail to accomplish!
It is my type of Romantic movie because its not all lovey dovey with the two main characters hopelessly in love and nothing bad happens and they live happily ever after, which is just unrealistic this movie is more honest and although i didnt think Mayhew deserved Emma its still a sweet enough romantic drama not the best but certainly not the worst i would say its worth a watch even if it is only the once!
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Season 7 Black Lightning: Season 2 DC's Legends of Tomorrow: Season 4 Doctor Who: Season 11 The Flash: Season 5 This Is Us: Season 3 Saturday Night Live: Season 4 The Walking Dead: View All Photos After one day together - July 15th, , their college graduation - Emma Morley Anne Hathaway and Dexter Mayhew Jim Sturgess 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.
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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 is revealed, they come to terms with the nature of love and life itself. PG for sexual content, partial nudity, language, some violence and substance abuse. Comedy , Drama , Romance. Anne Hathaway as Emma. Jim Sturgess as Dexter. Tom Mison as Callum. Jodie Whittaker as Tilly. Rafe Spall as Ian. Patricia Clarkson as Alison. Josephine de la Baume as Marie.
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Tim Key as Customer. Ken Stott as Steven. Heida Reed as Ingrid. Amanda Fairbank-Hynes as Tara. Gil Alma as Waiter. David Ajala as Floor Manager. Georgia King as Suki. Ukweli Roach as Rapper. Lorna Gayle as Mrs. Clara Paget as Cocktail Waitress. Matt Berry as Aaron.
Romola Garai as Sylvie. Diana Kent as Mrs. James Laurenson as Mr. Toby Regbo as Samuel Cope. Tom Arnold as Colin. Eden Mengelgrein as Jasmine Kayla Mengelgrein as Jasmine Sienna Poppy-Rodgers as Teenager on Eurostar. Matthew Beard as Murray Cope. Sebastien Dupuis as Jean-Pierre. Maisie Fishbourne as Jasmine He turns up high on cocaine , leaves the table every ten minutes, flirts with another woman down the hall, and insults Emma.
She storms off and, out in the street, decides that they must break off their friendship due to them outgrowing each other. She tells him that although she loves him, she no longer likes him anymore. Two years later, Dexter's television career has gone into a steep decline because he is 32 years old and television executives prefer presenters in their early 20s. Meanwhile, Emma and Ian have split up and she becomes a published author of children's books. By , Dexter is in a long-term relationship with Sylvie. On 15 July , Emma's former university roommate and Dexter's old best friend get married, and both Emma and Dexter are invited to the wedding.
There, Dexter receives a job offer from Calum, his old roommate who has since become a multimillionaire from owning a chain of organic food restaurants. Emma tries to hide the fact that she is upset and they share a very brief but meaningful kiss.
By , Dexter is a father but later learns that Sylvie is having an affair with Calum and they divorce. Two years pass and Emma has moved to Paris, where Dexter visits her on 15 July in the hope that they will get together again, this time for good. It is revealed that they had a one-night stand after his marriage to Sylvie broke down. Smitten with Emma but taken aback by the revelation that she has moved on, Dexter decides to leave. Suddenly, she has second thoughts and chases after him, exclaiming that she thought she had gotten rid of him.
He promises to never hurt, lie to or cheat on her, and they share a passionate kiss and finally start a full relationship together. Emma and Dexter become engaged in and eventually marry. Parlaying his restaurant experience into a new career, Dexter opens his own cafe in England, which proves to be very lucrative, and he and Emma start trying to have their own baby.
However, they are unsuccessful and become frustrated with one another. On 15 July the scene from the very beginning of the movie , Emma is hit by a truck while riding her bicycle out of a blind alley, and she dies. Dexter becomes inconsolable and self-destructive, and is particularly desolate each year on their day. Over the years, he gets support from his ex-wife, their daughter Jasmine, his widowed father, and even Ian, who also mourns Emma every year. Ian has since married and had children, but he visits Dexter and tells him that Emma was never the same with him as she was with Dexter, that she "lit up" whenever Dexter was around, and that "she made you decent and you made her so happy".
The movie flashbacks to when they met and reveals they spent their day together at the same place. At the top, Dexter and Emma promise to always be best friends. Film4 Productions is co-financing. Actress Anne Hathaway said she was clandestinely given the script as the film was set in the United Kingdom and director Scherfig was not looking for any American actresses for the part. Hathaway flew to London for a meeting with Scherfig to explain why she should get the part. Hathaway later said it was "the worst meeting of my life I was just inarticulate", but on leaving Hathaway wrote out a list of songs for Scherfig to listen to, saying, "I clearly didn't communicate to you what I needed to today.
But I think these songs can do it for me.
Principal photography commenced in July Filming took place on location in Scotland, England and France. Parliament Hill Lido in north London was used for scenes in which Emma, of varying ages, swims. Malo, in the Brittany region. Betsey Sharkey of the Los Angeles Times called it a "heartbreaking disappointment of a film"  while Peter Howell of the Toronto Star said "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. Moore went on to say, "Sometimes she's from Scotland, sometimes she's from New York, you just can't tell".
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the Lone Scherfig film. For the Penny Woolcock film, see 1 Day. This film's plot summary may be too long or excessively detailed.