Sunday, October 16, 2011
April 3rd, 2011 - One Day
One Day by David Nicholls was recently turned into a movie with Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess as Emma Morley and Dexter Mayhew. The movie wasn't too bad and the book was better, as always. The main reason most people liked it was because it made the idea of soulmates and fate and things working out in their own time very real.
We all have our potential Dexter Mayhews/Emma Morleys. The guy/girl who keeps cropping up and is super easy to talk to, but for whatever reason neither of you is willing to give a relationship a shot at the same time as the other. And unlike your typical romantic comedy, the reasons it won't work are very real. Careers get in the way, family deaths, other long term relationships that seem to be missing something, life-crises, drugs, affairs. It's not until these two sort themselves out and grow into their own person that they are able to be together. And, like in real life, that takes forever. Over a decade for them, which is slightly depressing.
There's a shock or two in for you with this story, it's not your typical romantic comedy and you'll probably tear up unexpectedly at some parts.
Also, there's apparently a parlor game in England called Are You There, Moriarty that involves blindfolding participants and slapping them across the head with a rolled up newspaper Never agree to play this.
Posted by Alex at 11:22 AM