12A Directed by Lone Scherfig Starring Jim Sturgess Anne Hathaway US 2011 108 mins
One Day explores the clumsily slow flowering of romance between arrogant, handsome, middle-class Dexter and frumpy (Anne Hathaway!), earnest, northern Emma over two decades. They vacillate in and out of intimacy and happiness until the shockingly brutal denouement.
The book was an astounding word of mouth success selling thousands of copies worldwide. Can the film do the book justice? Critics disagreed about the success of the adaptation but many found it an interesting and rewarding and endearingly romantic experience. Come and find out for yourself…