Review of One Day

Anne Hathaway with a British accent. Well, at least she’s not hosting the Oscars.

This movie follows a relationship between Anne Hathaway and an actual British guy every July 15th over the course of their lifetimes. This movie has polarized critics (or at least comedians on Doug Benson’s podcast). But one thing everyone can agree on is that Anne Hathaway is no Gwyneth Paltrow. At least not when it comes to feigning a British accent. Or looking gorgeous. Sorry, Ms. Princess Diaries, but Ms. Great Expectations is gonna get the job done a lot quicker.

So anyway, it has a pretty decent storyline with a structure that allows for some creativity. And there was some. It didn’t over-romanticize the relationship like the stupid poster would suggest and there wasn’t a happily ever after in the traditional and cheesy sense. And for that I am grateful. There were actually some real moments with a man who loved Anne, despite her horrible accent, and the man who had her heart. And anytime a movie can get me choked up like that, I have to salute.

All that said, it was an interesting way to tell the same old love story again, but it didn’t really add much to my life and I feel like more could have been explored with the creative vessel in which they delivered the story. 5.5 bugs (out of 10).

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