The One I Love

Synopsis: A troubled couple vacate to a beautiful getaway, but bizarre circumstances further complicate their situation.
Director(s): Charlie McDowell
Production: Radius-TWC
  2 wins & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
91 min


So we met at a party,

and it was magic.

Within a half hour,

we were driving up into

this really nice neighborhood,

and we were

mooing down the stairs

of some stranger's backyard,

and then we were swimming

and we were in love.

What we didn't count on

was that even though

the lights were off,

the owner of the home

was there,

and he came out

screaming at us,

and it was the greatest

night of my life.


So my idea was, you know,

let's try

and re-create that moment.

Oh, it's freezing!

It's a little colder

than I remember it.

Do you think

he's coming out?

I'm sure. I'm sure he

heard us, right?

Hello? This is fun.


Where is he'?

Maybe he's not home.

Happy anniversary anyway.

Happy anniversary

When we were in the

water and we were waiting

and no one came out,

no one was home,

and we were

just floating there,

I felt sad,

and I felt like our happiness

used to be so easy

and there used to be

so much of it,

and now I feel like

happiness is something

that we have to re-create.


I'm sorry. I tried to make

a romantic moment.

I'll never take you

to a fucking pool again.

Oh, come on.

Don't do that.


This could be fun.

We're going to do a

compatibility exercise.

I want you both to play a note

at the same time, okay?

Just any note?

Yep. Knock yourself out.

Wow! You guys are not in sync,

are you?

We used to be great.

We used to be

really irreverent and...

Yeah. There was teasing.

- Yeah.

- And stuff. Like I...

I mean no offense...

But I would call you

a bitch and it was funny.

Yeah, it was hilarious.

I used to call you a bitch.

- You thought it was really funny.

- Yeah.

I just don't know how

we're going to move forward

if we keep having

this circular conversation

about me doing what I did

which I have

apologized for already,

and we are here because

we are trying to move on.

I don't see why we have to

keep revisiting that

because it's the same conversation

over and over again.

Because you don't get

to decide that, Ethan.

You don't get to decide

when we move on, I do.

So, you guys having sex?

Now if you'd played

this one, Sophie...

or that one...

...that's pretty, right?

But this...

...not so much.

Anyway, it's just an exercise.

I want to trust you again.

I want to forgive you.

I want

all of those things.

I want us

and I want us to work.

I don't know why you feel

like I don't want that.

Because we don't agree on

how were going to get there.

Where are you?


I have an idea.

This is a great place.

I think it will be

very helpful.

It's absolutely beautiful.

It's about an hour and a half

north from here.

It's like a...

like a perfect retreat,

just the two of you.

Give you a chance

to reset the reset button.

We sent

a tot of couples there,

and they've all come back


- What do you think?

- I mean, I'll try anything.




And then when you

pour the wine, you do this.

This is what they do in

the restaurants. Watch this. Whoop.

So it doesn't drip.

Even though I kind of...

- It kind of dripped.

- I don't think you did it right.


To me and my cooking.

There's a guest house

on the property

which is pretty cool.

- Really?

- Yeah.

I don't even know

if we're supposed to use it

or if someone else

is renting it.

Oh, God.

What's happening?

Come here.

Come here.

What's happening?


Yeah, yeah.

You've got to hold it.

Hold it in, hold it in.

There you go.

- Geez.

- Wow, still got it.

Get the light going.

- Sweetie.

- Sorry, sorry.

Give me kiss.

Aw! You're so cute

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