The brand new trailer for Lone Scherfig’s follow-up to An Education has hit the internet thanks to the film’s official YouTube page. It is called One Day and from the looks of it centers on a male-female friendship with hints of turning into a romance. It stars two appealing actors, Jim Sturgess and Anne Hathaway, and from what I can gleam, it all centers around their relationship over the same day they met in the following years. The premise reminds me of a wonderful Italian film I saw at last year’s Chicago Film Festival called Ten Winters which follows a couple’s relationship every winter for ten years. I found that film to be a realistic look at first love and heartbreak. Hopefully this film can provide the same insight. The real question is whether this will be a Simon Howell movie or a Josh Youngerman movie. A Simon Howell movie is a depressing movie that features two depressing characters with really depressing soundtrack. Usually these films deal with relationships. A Josh Youngerman movie is more along the lines of (500) Days of Summer which deals with relationships in a realistic way but is not depressing.
I am actually really excited to see the film despite the marketing not doing that much for me and it is all because of Scherfig. An Education was my favorite film of 2009. That film spoke to me personally in a way no film had in quite a long time. So much so that I was pretty much a sobbing mess through the last third of that film. A lot of people criticize the last act but I thought it was what made me fall in love with the film. Hopefully this film will do the same thing.