Movie / Book: One Day

7 Sep

Most of the time, I don’t mind my job (I get paid to be on twitter, facebook, etc). But there are instances when people or places can stress me out really bad. I had to take a breather. I’m tired, people are leaving every day and I feel like I’m on a claustrophobic sinking ship. Can you blame me?

Anyway, I was aimlessly browsing through books yesterday when I pulled this one from somewhere in my shelf: One Day by David Nicholls. I could remember buying this from waay back.

Anyway, as Hollywood often does, they turned it into a movie (and it’s been getting decent reactions; it’s already a given that the reading material would be much better than the movie):

After one day together – July 15th, 1988, their college graduation – Emma Morley (Anne Hathaway) and Dexter Mayhew (Jim Sturgess) begin a friendship that will last a lifetime. She is a working-class girl of principle and ambition who dreams of making the world a better place. He is a wealthy charmer who dreams that the world will be his playground. For the next two decades, key moments of their relationship are experienced over several July 15ths in their lives. Together and apart, we see Dex and Em through their friendship and fights, hopes and missed opportunities, laughter and tears. Somewhere along their journey, these two people realize that what they are searching and hoping for has been there for them all along. As the true meaning of that one day back in 1988 is revealed, they come to terms with the nature of love and life itself. — (C) Focus Features

The song playing is Good Life by OneRepublic.

You gotta admit, Anne Hathaway has come a loooong way from being the chick in The Princess Diaries. She’s the new Catwoman too, right? I haven’t touched the book, even though it’s been with me for at least a year; I suppose it’s safer that way to watch the movie then read the book so I could appreciate both.

Yes, this villain turns to love stories and tear-jerking movies when stressed. Shut up, I’m 25 — I’m allowed this guilty pleasure.


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