The Unhappy Valentines Day Blogathon – One Day (2011)


This is the first of 3 posts dedicated to The Unhappy Valentine’s Blogathon being held over at Pure Entertainment Preservation Society

Tnx Tiffany and Rebekah for letting me take part!

“Whatever happens tomorrow, we had today. ” – Emma

Number of Times Seen – Twice (29 Nov 2011 and 10 Feb 2021)

Brief Synopsis –  An 18 year friendship between a couple is shown based on the events of the same single day during each year.

My Take on it – Great premise that fails to really resonate here.

Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturges are both great actors but their characters aren’t given enough depth since we only visit them one day of each year over the course of nearly two decades.

This film is based on a novel that probably works much better because it has the opportunity of expand on each of these days and the lives of these characters since they aren’t as limited time wise.

The film’s message is great even if they don;t manage to expound on it for ore than a few minutes.

The concept is great, but unfortunately, they never find their stride while trying to present things to us which is quite a shame.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Anne Hathaway was clandestinely given the script, as director Lone Scherfig was not looking at any American actresses for the part of Emma. Hathaway flew to London for a meeting with Scherfig, which she described as “the worst meeting of my life. I was just inarticulate.” However, on leaving Lone, she handed her a list of songs that she felt represented how she would interpret the character. It was this list that landed her the part. (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy (5/10)

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2 thoughts on “The Unhappy Valentines Day Blogathon – One Day (2011)

  1. Dear Rob,

    Excellent article! This sounds like a really interesting premise! I can see how, although intriguing, this idea could be hard to convey in a movie’s short run time. Like some other films, the film itself can suffer at the hands of satisfying a concept. Your review was great!

    Yours Hopefully,

    Tiffany Brannan

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  2. Pingback: The Unhappy Valentines Blogathon is Here! | pure entertainment preservation society

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