Anyway, I love the movie. It made me cry at one point but made me smile at the end. It’s about 2 strangers who spent the night together after their graduation. Nothing happened. They just literally slept together but that night led to a wonderful friendship.
The movie is based on a novel by David Nicholls. It showed the events of their lives every July 15th of each year after they met on the same date in 1988. They both run their own lives but they’ve kept in touch for years. When one is in sorrow, he/she turns to the other for support. They obviously have feelings for each other but they just remained friends until the year 2003.
Dexter (Jim) went to visit Emma (Anne) after he had a divorce and that’s when they finally got together as a couple. FINALLY! They were perfect together from then on and as they say, love based on friendship usually results to a good relationship.
However, after 3 years of being together and while they were trying to have kids, Emma died as she got hit by a truck while she was riding her bike to meet Dex. Emma’s death destroyed Dex. It was his father who had opened his eyes and made him realize that he should continue to live his life as if Emma was still alive.
Basically, the movie depicts true love. It shows the typical saying that if you’re meant for each other, then fate will eventually bring you together at some point. However, it also shows that nothing lasts forever. Life is too short to waste opportunities and blessings.
If you like tear-jerking movies, then I highly recommend One Day. I like it not because I enjoy crying over movies but maybe because I’m just a hopeless romantic.
Anyway, I just started reading the novel and I’m excited about it!
~ by itsmeela on January 16, 2012.