One Day

Synopsis: Emma and Dexter meet on the night of their university graduation. We see them every year on the anniversary of that date - July 15th. Emma is smart but success doesn't come quickly for her, whereas for Dexter, success and women come very easily. Through the years they grow apart as their lives take different directions and they meet other people. But as they grow apart from those other people and their lives start taking opposite directions again, Emma and Dexter find that they belong with each other.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Lone Scherfig
Production: Focus Features
  1 win & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
107 min

Good, 'cause I'm leaving.

I've got to catch my flight.


Yeah, I'm sorry.

Well, go on then.

Find yourself.

Keep sending me those letters.

Long ones.

I will.

And have fun, Em.

Of course.

You know, it is allowed.

You know, I've got a feeling

that this time next year

you're going to take

London by storm.

What is the difference between...

A tortilla is either corn or wheat.

But a corn tortilla folded

and filled is a taco,

whereas a filled wheat

tortilla is a burrito.

Deep fry a burrito,

it's a chimichanga.

Toast a tortilla, it's a tostada.

Roll it, it's an enchilada.

Is there any chance

you could repeat that?

Hello. I'm Ian.

Ian Whitehead.

The new boy.

Welcome to the graveyard

of ambition.

The kitchen.

All right, mate.

What these guys can't

do with a microwave,

and a deep-fat fryer.

Hey, you!

Your basic Tex-Mex food groups.

Cheese on top of chicken

under guacamole

on top of beans

under rice on top of beef.

Word of warning,

avoid the jumbo prawns.

It's like Russian Roulette.

One in six will kill you.

So what's your stroke?

Sorry, my what?


waiter/model, waiter/writer?

Well, I'm a comedian.

We could use a comedian. We all

like to laugh. I know I used to.

Well, I'm just

starting out really.

Working on my

"unique comedy stylings."

Not jokes so much, more sort of wry,

little observations.

Ay caramba!

I've got this whole bit

at the moment

about the difference

between men and women.

How blokes, when they see a

girl they fancy, they get all...

Toilets. Staff toilets.


Sorry. You were saying?

No, no. I'm doing an open mic tonight

if you were interested.

At The House of Laffs,

spelled L-A-F-F-S.

It's not a date or anything.

You've probably got a

boyfriend anyway, have you?

Ian, I'd love to come,

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David Nicholls

David Nicholls was born in 1966 in Hampshire, England. He is a writer and actor, known for One Day (2011), Starter for 10 (2006) and Far from the Madding Crowd (2015). He is married to Hanna. They have two children. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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