The One I Love Reviews

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November 26, 2014
The film owes everything to its actors and particularly to Moss, who is capable of constantly surprising reactions, like the flurry of little nods Sophie gives to express delight.
September 5, 2014
Ethan and Sophie are never more than playthings of the premise; Moss and Duplass are the sole sources of nuance and vitality, and they seem unduly hemmed in by the movie's unimaginative confines.
September 4, 2014
Like figures in a funhouse that is both philosophical and phantasmagoric, the characters in "The One I Love" spook you, both inside your head and inside your heart.
September 4, 2014
"The One I Love" is a weird but gutsy exploration of what happens when we alternately idealize and find fault with our romantic partners.
August 28, 2014
Says more about intimacy and individuality than any romantic comedy or romantic tragedy in years.
August 27, 2014
"The One I Love" is an odd, unsettling and ultimately satisfying movie.
August 22, 2014
There is something slightly subversive and satisfyingly spot on when a movie about love and marriage turns on a solitary detail.
August 22, 2014
Fans of The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits will particularly appreciate this blend of clever mystery, offbeat wit and a deeper-than-usual observational analysis of relationships and marital ennui.
August 22, 2014
The set-up, reminiscent of some of Hitchcock's films, works like a well-oiled stopwatch: once the situation starts, it cannot be stopped.
August 22, 2014
Here's a date movie that will neither cozily cheer you nor satisfyingly thrill you, but instead leave you scratching your head.
August 21, 2014
One of those highly original films whose secrets are best experienced without much hint of what's to come.
August 21, 2014
First-time director Charlie McDowell and writer Justin Lader are skillful at subverting domestic-comedy clichs, and Moss and Duplass are superb at being tender, funny and borderline satiric.
August 21, 2014
"The One I Love" is diverting, but nothing catches fire, despite Ms. Moss, an amazing actress fast breaking free of the limits imposed on her by "Mad Men."
August 21, 2014
Director Charlie McDowell and screenwriter Justin Lader raise both smiles and pulses with their impressive feature debut, which never overplays its sneaky hand.
Top Critic
August 21, 2014
It begins by exploring how fantasy intrudes on and affects our perceptions of reality; it ends by trying too hard to convince us that its fantasies could, somehow, be real.
August 21, 2014
A clever amuse-bouche of a movie built around a conceit that can't be talked about in any detail...Let's just say it might have been something worthy of a Twilight Zone episode if Rod Serling were an indie filmmaker in the 21st century.
August 21, 2014
When the couple first realize what's going on, the husband immediately references The Twilight Zone, whose 26-minute time slot would have been more appropriate here.
August 21, 2014
Moss' combination of surface sweetness and watchful coldness - of studied placidity and cutthroat honesty - is right in line with the movie's aura. And Duplass brings in the comedy, in a performance that ranges from slapstick to menace.
August 21, 2014
Moss and Duplass are just about perfect in it, never begging for audience sympathy, merely working inside their characters for audience empathy. But this strikes me as a short film that has been blobbed out, uncertainly, to feature length.
August 21, 2014
If you survive that wrenching plot curve (some won't), you're in for an emotional workout. Knowing you've never seen anything like this, Moss and Duplass let it rip.
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