One Fine Day


One Fine Day (1996)


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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.


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
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Critic Reviews for One Fine Day

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (7)

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.

Jan 1, 2000 | Rating: 2.5/4
USA Today
Top Critic

Co-writers Ellen Simon and Terrel Seltzer bring sophisticated sensibilities to the film that add up to a '90s approximation of a screwball comedy.

May 14, 2018 | Full Review…

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

Sep 5, 2009 | Full Review…

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

Jan 13, 2004 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

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

Jul 14, 2003 | Rating: 4/5

Silky smooth romantic comedy, with Pfieffer and Clooney at their most charming.

Feb 12, 2003 | Rating: 3/5

Audience Reviews for One Fine Day

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

Wahida K
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
Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

boring but not terrible romance

danny d
danny d

Super Reviewer

Inoffensive by the numbers rom-com. Utterly predictable of course, but Clooney and Pfeiffer make a nice couple and it has more charm than most of this type.

xGary Xx
xGary Xx

Super Reviewer

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