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Parents' Guide to

One Day

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Book-based drama is too heavy for younger teens.

Movie PG-13 2011 107 minutes
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age 14+

Based on 1 parent review

age 14+

Good Movie but too much sex and swearing

Sex- 14+. There is a scene where we see a woman's back end. There is a scene on the beach where men barbieque nude and you see there back ends. A man's clothes are stolen when he is nude and we see him running after the theif with a plastic bag over his down south. You see several men shirtless and you see nipples. A woman and a man open a door and lean back onto a counter, they kiss very passionatly, then he kisses her all over, then they go into a bedroom and begin to strip (then this scene ends). A woman brushes her teeth and comes out of the bathroom her bra and underware, the man in her bed doesn't have sex with her because they agree it's a bad idea, so the just sleep next to each other. A man and a woman run down and street and begin kissing romanticly and with passion. A man asks a woman for her number and they start kissing. A man and a woman sit on a roof top alone and kiss a few short times. A woman and a man are shown in a bed sitting up while having sex, HOWEVER it only shows them from the waist up. People kiss passionatly in some scenes. A woman begins to remove her clothes and so does a man, then they kiss in their underwear and pajamas. Some people talk about sex and sex toys a few times. A man and a woman go skinny dipping in the water and you can see lots of nudity. A man's wife has an affair with a nother man, you can see them sitting in a bed with clothes on. People have relationships and hold hands, kiss, hug, and talk about sex and love. A man carries a woman up the stairs to her bed then leaves. A woman is shown sitting in a bed next to a man a few times. A bride invites a man she had sex with to her wedding and many people talk about it. ----- Violence 12+. Some men and women play a fighting game where a man gets hit on the head 3 times with a book, and a woman get slapped on the face and falls onto a floor. A man is attacked in a bar and you can see his face smash agenst glass. A man lays on the floor and cries infront of his ex and kid. *spoilers*- A woman rides her bike and gets hit by a bus, you can see her under the bus and when it leaves you can see her dying on the ground. ----- Swears 13+. This movie has a loud "F*ck", bast*rd, pri*k, Dam*, He*l and Oh G*d. People yell and shout too. ---- Drinking, Drugs and smoking 6+. This movie has little drinking ect... people are in a bar, and some wine but nothing bad.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1 ):
Kids say (14 ):

Unlike David Nicholls' book, this movie adaptation isn't a romance for the ages, sadly. Following in the footsteps of a beloved book is always challenging; how to infuse the cinematic version with the nuance and vision it deserves? The once-a-year check-in that gives the novel structure hampers the momentum here, and the chemistry between Hathaway and Sturgess comes and goes -- a crucial flaw in a movie like this.

That's not to say that One Day is a failure; it has enough charm and commitment to power it through. The dialogue, written by Nicholls, feels authentic and is often funny, and the actors are eager to inhabit their characters. And then there's the story -- it's still compelling, relatable, and moving (clunky surprise ending notwithstanding).

Movie Details

  • In theaters: August 19, 2011
  • On DVD or streaming: November 29, 2011
  • Cast: Anne Hathaway , Jim Sturgess , Patricia Clarkson
  • Director: Lone Scherfig
  • Inclusion Information: Female actors
  • Studio: Focus Features
  • Genre: Romance
  • Run time: 107 minutes
  • MPAA rating: PG-13
  • MPAA explanation: sexual content, partial nudity, language, some violence and substance abuse
  • Last updated: October 16, 2023

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