Post A Week 2011: Write a review of the last movie you saw

The last movie I watched in the cinema recently was “One Day” about 1 week ago. It was a special premiere at Shaw Lido and I watched it with my friend.

“One Day” is a movie that spans over 20years. It stars with Anne Hathaway as Emma Motley and Jim Sturgess as Dexter Mayhew (the guy who voiced as Soren in the Guardians of the Ga’hoole as I did not he was the one for the owl movie I watched.) It is classified as a NC16 film (mature content) in Singapore as people need to be at least 16 years of age to watch this movie.

“One Day” is a film based on the David Nicholls best-seller about a boy and girl (Emma and Dexter) who graduate from the University of Edinburgh on July 15, 1988, and spend the night together. The story follows them by dropping in on July 15th of their lives year after year for  20 years.  Though they do not become romantically involved, they become friends and in subsequent years, their lives take them in different directions, but they keep in contact (via mail or meeting up with each other or phone call or a book?).

The 2 friends Emma and Dexter, chit chat with each other on their graduation day and spent a night together at Emma’s house. Dexter came from a rich family while Emma wasn’t. As time passes, Emma realised she fell in love with her good friend and attempted to tell him that she misses him and loves him but did not have a chance to let Dexter know. Dexter only realised how much he  needed Emma when his mother was sick with a terminal illness and listened to his father’s words. There were quite a few twists and turns during the period of time before they finally got together.

Here’s a trailer for the movie – One Day


I would say that it is very difficult to film this movie as the characters need to have different looks or different hairstyles and/or display different form of maturation for each different year. Anna Hathaway will have a variation of short, shoulder-length and long hair in this movie. While Jim Sturgess also changes his hairdo too.

I won’t be telling you what happen in the end but it is a sad ending that will make people cry. I will give this movie a 4 stars out of 5. Refreshing plots that may be related to real-life. This movie does have some scenes that will make you laugh too.

One Day will be out on Singapore Cinemas from 20 October 2011 onwards. I know US classified it as PG13 instead. So if you are interested to watch this movie, You must be at least 16 years old to watch this movie in Singapore due to some of the scenes in this movie.


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