Five clips from Lone Scherfig’s One Day have gone online. The film tracks one day (July 15th) over twenty years in the relationship between Emma (Anne Hathaway) and Dexter (Jim Sturgess). I assumed from the trailers that Emma and Dexter only meet for one day every year, but that’s not what happens at all. The day is a window into their lives and showing how much they both change, come together, and grow apart over the course of two decades. If you have a friend you’re close to but rarely see or hear from, you’ll want to give them a call after the movie. Look out for my review of the film next week.
Hit the jump to check out the clips. One Day opens August 19th.
Here’s the official synopsis for One Day:
Twenty years…two people. Directed by Lone Scherfig (director of “An Education,” Academy Award-nominated for Best Picture), the motion picture “One Day” is adapted for the screen by David Nicholls from his beloved bestselling novel One Day. After one day together – July 15th, 1988, their college graduation – Emma Morley (Academy Award nominee Anne Hathaway) and Dexter Mayhew (Jim Sturgess of “Across the Universe”) begin a friendship that will last a lifetime. She is a working-class girl of principle and ambition who dreams of making the world a better place. He is a wealthy charmer who dreams that the world will be his playground. For the next two decades, key moments of their relationship are experienced over several July 15ths in their lives. Together and apart, we see Dex and Em through their friendship and fights, hopes and missed opportunities, laughter and tears. Somewhere along their journey, these two people realize that what they are searching and hoping for has been there for them all along. As the true meaning of that one day back in 1988 is revealed, they come to terms with the nature of love and life itself.