Saturday, September 3, 2011
Q: What’s the movie about?
A: Based on the bestseller, this is the story of romance between two best friends (Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess) as told using only one day a year, July 15th, of their nearly 20 year courtship.
Q: Who’s in the movie?
A: Anne Hathaway, Jim Sturgess, Rafe Spall, Ken Stott, Patricia Clarkson, Romola Garai, Jodie Whittaker, Georgia King, Tom Mison
Q: Is this movie worth the price of admission?
A: Stop! The romance is depressing, although I have a sneaking suspicion it wasn't if you read the book.
Q: Will this movie make me laugh?
A: The comedy doesn't make you laugh, although I have a sneaking suspicion it would if you read the book.
Q: Will this movie make me cry?
A: The sad parts don't make you cry, although I have a sneaking suspicion they would if you read the book.
Q: Will this movie be up for any awards?
A: Most Pointless Ending Ever. When you have an inevitably predictable ending on your hands, what can an author do afterwards to give you a surprise you might not have seen coming? I'll give you one guess. And yes, it is what you're thinking. Yet another reason this movie feels pointless.
Q: How is the Acting?
A: Without Jim Sturgess's charm his character would be despicable and bring Anne Hathaway's character down with him, for the mere fact that she loves him.
Q: How is the Directing?
A: Lone Scherfig did what she could with a terrible script, but maybe if she wasn't such a Danish, middle-aged woman, she'd be getting offered better scripts to begin with. Work on that, Lone!
Q: How is the story/script?
A: Without having read the book, I can honestly say that this is a terrible adaptation. Whatever romance, comedy, and tragedy made this book a bestseller was left on the bookshelf.
Q: Is there anything else worth mentioning about the movie?
A: In 20 years of hairstyles, Anne Hathaway's Emma clearly only had one good hair day.
Q: Where can I see the trailer?
A: One Day Trailer
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