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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Sometimes terrible experiences lead to good ones.
Positive Role Models
Two characters express being hurt by ex-partners, then learn ways in which they were further betrayed, an experience that helps them grow.
Violence & Scariness
A man describes having had a heart attack when he was 14. A woman throws up from riding backwards on a train.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
A man and woman have sex on a train. The woman drops the shoulder straps of her dress, but no body parts are shown. She also tosses her underpants. The man is shown from behind taking his pants down. They change positions, but no other nudity is shown. Dialogue reveals that two people were both two-timed by their significant others. A woman learned she was pregnant by a man who didn't want kids.
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"F--k," "bastard," "pr--k," "d--k," "bitch," "ass," "hell," "f-ggot," "scumbag," and "crap."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Two adults drink a lot of whisky. One smokes cigarettes.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that One-Way to Tomorrow is a Turkish romantic drama (with subtitles) in which a man and woman meet on a long train ride and discover they're both heading to the same wedding, each with their own reasons for wanting to stop the marriage. Language includes "f--k," "pr--k," "d--k, "ass," "bastard," "f-ggot," "scumbag, "crap," and "hell." Adults drink to excess, smoke cigarettes, and have sex. A man is seen from behind when he takes his pants down. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Despite its predictability, this is an engaging romance with two big assets, its lead actors, Metin Akduler and Dilan Cicek Deniz. Both manage to convey their respective characters' demons and weaknesses at the same time they showcase attractive vulnerabilities that make us root for them. There can be no doubt that, locked in a train compartment for 14 hours together, these two wounded romantics will find each other attractive, so their final get-together comes as no surprise.
What the filmmakers of One-Way to Tomorrow do so well is draw us in and keep us interested through long talky monologues and dialogues. While an arbitrary series of supertitles announce "Part One," "Part Two," etc., between those long bouts of dialogue there's an exceptional array of Turkish and other international pop songs that supply a haunting score.
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