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Though anchored by its appealing leads and directed by Lone Scherfig with customary snap and polish, “One Day” rather too dutifully chronicles the 20-year relationship between two smart, attractive Brits, charting the incremental shifts from flirtation and friendship to hard-won commitment.
On a moment-by-moment basis, Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess make this long-arc love story viable, sometimes even vital.
For all the many ups and downs they must endure before (and after) their magic moment, Dex and Em are clearly destined for one another.
To put it another way, they are captives of a rigid chronological schema devised by screenwriter David Nicholls, somewhat too faithfully adapting his deservedly popular 2009 novel.
July 15, 1992, finds the duo vacationing on the Brittany coast, with Emma drawing strict boundaries that Dexter is all too willing to violate, as becomes clear in a skinny-dipping episode that comically backfires.
And so the film goes, skipping dexterously, so to speak, from one year to the next until the present day, its story coalescing in scraps of narrative and slivers of feeling.
But the structural conceit proves more reductive than expansive, the big picture too overdetermined to really sweep the viewer away.
It’ll do well in ancillary one day, but theatrically, Focus will rely on Hathaway to win over a modest arthouse niche.
In 2008, he played the male lead role of Ben Campbell in 21.While Emma struggles to make something of her writerly ambitions, Dexter becomes a famous TV personality, his boozy celebrity lifestyle driving a wedge between him and his loved ones.He navigates an endless series of girlfriends, eventually marrying and having a child with upper-class Sylvie (Romola Garai), while Emma tries to settle down with Ian (Rafe Spall), a good guy she doesn’t love.Scherfig’s follow-up to her ’60s-set “An Education” finds her again incisively exploring the London of the past, albeit the much more recent past.Benoit Delhomme’s fine widescreen lensing captures a city of cramped living quarters, crummy local dives and pulsing nightclubs, favoring more attractive, postcard-like views of Paris and Edinburgh in key sequences.