One Fine Day (1996) - Rotten Tomatoes

One Fine Day (1996)



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Movie Info

Jack is a reporter who's work occupies 100% of his time. Melanie is a busy architect who is trying to hide her kid from her boss. When Jack flubs his mission to get the kids on a school day-trip, Jack and Melanie must look after the kids together.more
Rating: PG (adult situations/language)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Terrel Seltzer, Ellen Simon, Terry Seltzer
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 8, 2002
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment


Michelle Pfeiffer
as Melanie Parker
George Clooney
as Jack Taylor
Mae Whitman
as Maggie Taylor
Alex D. Linz
as Sammy Parker
Jon Robin Baitz
as Yates Jr.
Ellen Greene
as Elaine Lieberman
Joe Grifasi
as Manny Feldstein
Pete Hamill
as Frank Burroughs
Gregory Jbara
as Metro Reporter
Barry Kivel
as Yates Sr.
Robert Klein
as Dr. Martin
George Martin
as Smith Leland
Robert Klein
as Dr. Martin
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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

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

boring but not terrible romance

danny d

Super Reviewer

One Fine Day Quotes

Jack Taylor: My attitude is derived from your attitude.
Melanie Parker: "Derived", you must be a writer.
– Submitted by Alyssa B (2 years ago)
Jack Taylor: You are like Roy Scheider at the end of jaws, the moment I open the mouth you are gonna drop a bomb.
– Submitted by Alyssa B (2 years ago)
Jack Taylor: I just wanna find a fish who isn't afraid of my dark chocolate layer... and of course she'd have to love my cookie too.
– Submitted by Alyssa B (2 years ago)
Melanie Parker: Men like you have made me the woman I am.
Jack Taylor: All the women I know like you have made me think all the women are like you.
– Submitted by Alyssa B (2 years ago)

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