One Fine Day

Synopsis: Melanie Parker, an architect and mother of Sammy, and Jack Taylor, a newspaper columnist and father of Maggie, are both divorced. They meet one morning when overwhelmed Jack is left unexpectedly with Maggie and forgets that Melanie was to take her to school. As a result, both children miss their school field trip and are stuck with the parents. The two adults project their negative stereotypes of ex-spouses on each other, but end up needing to rely on each other to watch the children as each must save his job. Humor is added by Sammy's propensity for lodging objects in his nose and Maggie's tendency to wander.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Michael Hoffman
Production: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
108 min

- Bye, baby!

- Bye!

Bye, baby.

Bye, baby. Baby!

Come on, Mom.

OK. Press two, honey.

Where are they?

Want some more? Don't burn your hands.

We're havin' a Manhattan camp-out.

Why don't you just bang on the door?

We can't bang on the door of honeymooners.

- What time does your school start?

- I don't know.

It probably starts around nine. We're gonna

get there a few minutes early just to be safe.

- What street's your school on?

- I don't know.

We're in trouble.

- I'm gonna miss the boat trip, aren't I?

- It won't go on time. We'll make it. I promise.

Let's run, just in case.

What's it say?

"The whole school is on the Circle Line.

Sorry we missed you."

That's a big "uh-oh," right?


You must be Kristen's ex-husband.

- Hi, Sammy.

- Hi, Maggie.

And you must be...

OK. Well, you're not Sheila,

the actress/baby-sitter,

or Maggie's pediatrician, Dr Feldman.

Oh, there you go. "Don't forget to call

Melanie Parker." Underlined three times.

We're not quite together yet. Sorry. What do

you mean, I must be Kristen's ex-husband?

That's her daughter, and this is

a totally ex-husband thing to do.

You'd know because that's

a totally ex-wife remark.

You know, I have a day. Taxi!


Get those fish. Let's go. Come on.

Wait, wait, wait! You forgot your fish!

Pier 56, please, as fast as you can.

- I don't wanna sit next to him, Daddy.

- I don't wanna sit next to her, Mommy.

Come on. Over the top.

Would you please just take those? Thank you.

I don't know why you have an attitude. It's

your fault they'll probably miss the field trip.

- Not Central Park West. Broadway's faster.

- My attitude is derived from your attitude.

- Derived? You must be a writer.

- Let me guess. Your ex-husband is a writer.

No. My ex-husband is a musician.

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