Film Critic: Goher Iqbal Punn
Cast: Anne Hathaway, Jim Sturgess and Patricia Clarkson
Director: Lone Scherfig
Writer: David Nichollas
Duration: 1 Hour and 47 Minutes
Lone Scherfig’s directed romantic saga ‘One Day’ has hit the screens in India this weekend. Starring Anne Hathaway, Jim Sturgess and Patricia Clarkson in the lead roles – the film is what one should not miss it at all. For the ones who are laced with the philosophy of romance and are in a romantic relation with someone have to watch it to extract the soothing pleasures the movie offers in plenty.
The film is high on values. The direction is a class in itself. The story-telling on screen is appealing and gripping. There is no way that the viewer gets bored and takes the eyes off the screen for a moment. The script written by David Nicollas is powerful and has no weakness at all to be pointed out. Lone and his team deserve applauds fully to make a film that is worth watching.
One Day talks about Emma (Anne Hathaway) and Dexter (Jim Sturgess) who vow to turn up every year on July 15th. The reason behind for this planning is to let each other know how different they are and how differently their respective lives have been. These years’ separation brings them the proof of their similarity letting them know how much similar their lives and they are! Will the two now eventually make union on the upcoming July 15?
The two fresh graduates of the University of Edinburg meet up at the night of the graduation. Then they plan to be apart. Next year, they come across each other. Emma is a gorgeous and hardworking waitress by profession now. Success is not at her hands and it does not come up to her quickly whereas for Dexter success is dished out. He is a production guy working on television front. He is charming and knows how to steal the women’s hearts. The years of separation makes the couple know how similar they are.
The film has been based around the popular novel of David Nicholls, who has penned the screenplay for the movie as well. There is no loophole in the script and it is the screenplay that makes the movie more powerful. As the novel is interesting and alluring, the movie does the same rather goes one hand ahead as you watch it visually.
The execution is perfect and looks convincing. The viewer gets glued and stitched to the seat till the climax. The cinematography is a work of art. The locales of London and Paris are breath-arresting. Editing is wonderful.
Jim Sturgess shows his class. He is a brilliant actor and he has revealed from his acting job. Anne Hathaway is simply breath-taking. She is gorgeous and simultaneously a classy actress.
Final Verdict by the Critic:
On the whole, One Day is a perfect romantic vehicle that should be viewed. You get sail through the romantic waves along with the flow of the film.