One Fine Day (1996)



Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

Movie Info

Jack and Melanie are two busy professionals who are trying to cope with the trials of single parenthood. When a school day-trip falls through, he and Melanie, who barely know each other, take turns caring for their kids. Mishap follows mishap, as Jack and Melanie get to know one another.

Rating: PG (adult situations/language)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Terry Seltzer, Ellen Simon, Terrel Seltzer
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 8, 2002
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment


as Melanie Parker

as Jack Taylor

as Maggie Taylor

as Sammy Parker

as Yates Jr.

as Elaine Lieberman

as Manny Feldstein

as Frank Burroughs

as Metro Reporter

as Yates Sr.

as Dr. Martin

as Smith Leland
Show More Cast

Friend Ratings

No Friends? Inconceivable! Log in to see what your friends have to say.


Critic Reviews for One Fine Day

All Critics (50) | Top Critics (15)

One Fine Day is two formulaic hours, but they do illustrate how two attractive leads and a lickety-split narrative can elevate meager material into something this side of bearability.

January 1, 2000
USA Today
Top Critic

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Full Review… | April 12, 2002
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Privilege and coincidence have always been central to screwball comedy, but the speed of crosstown travel here rivals Die Hard 3 for plausibility.

Full Review… | September 5, 2009
Boston Phoenix

Remarkable chemistry between the impossibly glamorous pair of Pfeiffer and Clooney.

Full Review… | January 13, 2004

Excellent romantic comedy. Exciting story of adults trying to succeed in careers with the drawbacks of children.

July 14, 2003

Audience Reviews for One Fine Day

A beautifull movie with tiny bit, romance, comdey and senti moments.

Wahida K

Super Reviewer

A very clichéd love story about two unlikable people who are miserable. This film belongs in the 1950's, even then it would fail because there was much better out there!

Anthony Lawrie

Super Reviewer

I love this moive about two very different single parents who meet one day when their kids miss their school trip. Great cast. Sweet movie. A bit like Serendipity.

Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

One Fine Day Quotes

– Submitted by Alyssa B (15 months ago)
– Submitted by Alyssa B (15 months ago)
– Submitted by Alyssa B (15 months ago)
– Submitted by Alyssa B (15 months ago)

Discussion Forum

Discuss One Fine Day on our Movie forum!