Monday, August 22, 2011



Anne Hathaway: Emma Morley
Jim Sturgess: Dexter Mayhew
Patricia Clarkson: Dexter’s mother Alison
Ken Stott: Dexter’s father
Rafe Spall: Emma’s boyfriend Ian
Romola Garai: Dex’s girlfriend Sylvie

By showing snippets of two people’s lives on the same day each year over two decades, the basic premise virtually guarantees failure because there is no real story. Instead we get to see what Emma and Dex were doing that day, sometimes together, often apart. It soon becomes very predictable and frankly a bit boring because as one movie goer put it “the whole thing goes nowhere.”

Furthermore it stretches the imagination that a randy young man like Dex would act in the manner he did the first night together with a stunning sexy woman like Emma and then again on several other occasions later such as in the swimming pool. In a word, I don’t believe it for a moment. It does not ring true!

In fact, that could be said for the entire movie.

for sexual content, partial nudity, language, some violence and substance abuse.

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