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One Day

July 15th, 1988 is an important date for Emma (Anne Hathaway) and Dexter (Jim Sturgess), because it is the day their friendship began. They aren't quite sure they are in love, but continue to get in contact with each other on the same day every year for the next two decades, to check in on one another's lives. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: D+
Language: D+
Drugs/Alcohol: D+
Run Time: 107
Theater Release: 19 Aug 2011
Video Release: 29 Nov 2011
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Does a movie like this motivate you to seek a committed relationship? What are the depicted benefits of this kind of an arrangement? What negatives are shown? Why do you think the bulk of this film shows the many years of seeking love? Do you think audiences might find this more or less interesting?

Why are consequences for Dexter’s choices not included? What might the real physical and mental health risks be? What economic and social repercussions could result from this non-committal lifestyle?

This movie is based on the novel One Day, by David Nicholls.

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