Lone Scherfig’s ONE DAY Pushed Back to August 19th

     May 3, 2011


Focus Features has rescheduled Lone Scherfig’s romantic drama One Day from July 8th to August 19th.  The film stars Jim Sturgess and Anne Hathaway as friends who continue to meet on July 15th–the anniversary of the day they met at their college graduation–over the course of twenty years.  While Anne Hathaway’s British accent is cringeworthy, I like the story and I dug Scherfig’s previous film, An Education.

One Day will now be going up against major studio films on August 19th: The 3D remake of Fright Night, the 3D remake/reboot of Conan the Barbarian, and Robert Rodriguez’ Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World.  Hit the jump for the official synopsis.

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.


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