Sunday, August 28, 2011

Movie Review: One Day - PG13

Warning:  Potential Spoilers

At their graduation, Emma Morley and Dexter Mayhew begin a friendship that will last a lifetime.  Over the next 20 years, they go their separate ways:   He becomes a TV host, she is a teacher aspiring to be a writer.   They have different partners, but they remain part of each others' lives.  Neither of them seems to achieve true happiness.  

I found "One Day"  disappointing on several levels:

The story really seems to drag on.
It was disappointing how cavalier their attitude toward sex is.
There is a tremendous amount of drinking, especially by Dex. 
The ending is not only anti-climactic, but falls far short of what is anticipated.
To be honest, I left the theater very depressed.
One word:  a Downer


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