Movies From the Hat IV #36 – Sean’s Pick – The One I Love (2014)

This is my 2495th Review

Thanks to Sean of for this recommendation.

the-one-i-love “So, we met at a party, and… it was magic. Within a half-hour we were driving up into this really nice neighborhood, and we were running down the stairs of some strangers back yard, and then we were swimming, and we were in love. What we didn’t count on was that even though the lights were off, the owner of the home was there. And he came out screaming at us, and it was the greatest night of my life. ” – Ethan

Number of Times Seen – 1 (8 Sep 2016)

Brief Synopsis – A couple having marital issues go away on a weekend trip in hopes of being able to experience and reignite their true feelings for one another.

My Take on it – I like movies like this that take you by surprise.

I knew nothing about this film before Sean recommended it and liked the way things played out.

We get a unique vision as to how a couple can try to fix a rocky relationship.

They slowly reveal to us the hopes, dreams and faults of each of the characters and we feel pretty quickly well acquainted with them.

The characters are fun to watch because of how much they keep changing.

The fact that the actors play multiple roles helps give us an even deeper understanding of their characters.

There are some parts that are kept unexplained and that is slightly annoying, but what they manage to do tho is make us think even more about about that is happening.

The many different ways to think of this story and the meaning of relationships help us continue to ponder the whole story for days after watching.

Bottom Line – Really enjoyed the way this film is laid out because it seems to give us a quite unique look at how to fix a stumbling relationship. The characters are fun to watch and the multiple roles played by the main cast work in each way. Parts that go unexplained are a bit annoying but the point is to make us think, so from that perspective it seems to work. Really leaves so much to ponder about relationships. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The filming location is Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen’s home. Photos of the guest house can be found in a Houzz article titled “Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen’s Guesthouse Brims With Charm. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy


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