For everyone who's grown tired of the summer onslaught of superheroes, save-the-world plots and explosions, Hollywood finally offers some decent counter-programming in the form of the brainy romance One Day.
The story is told in a very episodic manner, but Lone Scherfig crafts it well and the film is well edited to keep it feeling as one. It feels exciting and unexpected, even though you know really it never is.
Everything about it is intended to let us know that the emotions in play here are real and nothing to be trifled with. Unfortunately, it all centers around a relationship that's not so easy to root for.