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Trailer for Lone Scherfig’s ONE DAY arrives

Kate Erbland

by: Kate Erbland
April 29th, 2011

It's too bad I didn't think to give the A Novel Idea treatment to David Nicholls' One Day in advance of it hitting the screen as a film by Lone Scherfig (AN EDUCATION), because I'd probably have a bunch to say about it. This first trailer of the film, starring Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess, only seals that.

The book and film revolve around Hathaway's Emma and Sturgess' Dex - two very different people brought together by, what else, alcohol and sexual desire. As university-mates, Emma and Dex shared one night of passion (kinda), and the story follows what happens after all of that. Those unfamiliar with the book might be confused by the conceit of how the story is told - it does not follow Dex and Emma as they meet up on the same day every year (the anniversary of that one night together, natch), but it instead "drops in" on the two on that day for a number of years. It's a nifty way to see how their friendship and lives grow and change, just by virtue of how much things vary from year to year (hint: it's a lot). It is a clever way to tell the story, and should translate quite well on screen. And though I was not a huge fan of the novel, I am a fan of Scherfig, and Hathaway and Sturgess are really lovely casting.

Much like the book, this trailer starts off slow and sort of cliche, before gradually moving into some real emotion. I suspect the film will follow suit. Check out the trailer after the break.

Nicholls' work has previously been adapted for the big screen with the James McAvoy-starring STARTER FOR 10, based on the novel of the same name. It was an underseen flick, but worth a watch.

ONE DAY opens on August 19.

Source Yahoo! Movies

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