Wednesday, February 1, 2012
This movie far exceeded my expectations. I have always liked Anne Hathaway but two of my very dear friends do not like her and their opinions have influenced me in the last year. The movie was not well reviewed when it was in theaters and did not do very well at the box office. Hardly things I care about in movies I love or are determined to see but can be deciding factors when I am not sure if I want to see a movie or not. Bad box office and word of mouth definitely makes a movie more likely to be seen on DVD than in the theater. I had also heard that someone who read the book was not very pleased with the adaptation. Maybe it was all those precursors and lowered expectations but I really enjoyed the movie. I would very much like to read the book now as well and will be picking it up on my next trip to the library.
It seems that my most recent movie viewings have been those that require hankies (the Vow, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close). One Day is sweet, has funny moments and was very fun to watch.