Tuesday, February 9, 2016

year 5 day 69

movie: One Day
starring: Jim Sturgess, Anne Hathaway
genre: Drama
year: 2011
format: TV Edit

plot:A couple's life is explored in one day segments for the course of 15 years

Based on the book

Between being a tv edit and being a movie that does jump around in the story telling, it was a difficult one to sit through. It got confusing midway as the story seemed to race against itself. You're watching this doomed love relationship that is expressed half heartedly through "maybe laters" that play more like teenaged crushes than the big epic love story it's suppose to be.

The story has the typical opposites attract theme going on, with the wild bad boy vs the quiet shy girl. Which is not so subtly symbolized by a ying-yang tattoo the Sturgess character has on his leg in one scene. At which point, the Hathaway character scolds him for. In fact, there seems to be a lot of playground teasing between the two in many of the scenes, which looses it's cuteness after the first half hour.

I've never been much of a fan of When Harry Met Sally, and all this is, is trying to be that.

what did I learn? love sucks dog balls

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