Directed by Lone Scherfig (director of An Education, Academy Award-nominated for Best Picture), the motion picture One Day is adapted for the screen by David Nicholls from his beloved bestselling novel One Day.
After one day together - July 15th, 1988, their college graduation Emma Morley (Academy Award nominee Anne Hathaway) and Dexter Mayhew (Jim Sturgess of Across the Universe) begin a friendship that will last a lifetime. She is a working-class girl of principle and ambition who dreams of making the world a better place. He is a wealthy charmer who dreams that the world will be his playground.
For the next two decades, key moments of their relationship are experienced over several July 15ths in their lives. Together and apart, we see Dex and Em through their friendship and fights, hopes and missed opportunities, laughter and tears. Somewhere along their journey, these two people realize that what they are searching and hoping for has been there for them all along. As the true meaning of that one day back in 1988 is revealed, they come to terms with the nature of love and life itself.
A Focus Features and Random House Films presentation in association with Film4 of a Color Force production. A Lone Scherfig Film. Anne Hathaway, Jim Sturgess. One Day. Patricia Clarkson, Ken Stott, Romola Garai, Rafe Spall. Casting Director, Lucy Bevan. Music Supervisor, Karen Elliott. Music by Rachel Portman. Costume Designer, Odile Dicks-Mireaux. Editor, Barney Pilling. Production Designer, Mark Tildesley. Director of Photography, Benot Delhomme, AFC. Co-Producer, Jane Frazer. Executive Producer, Tessa Ross. Produced by Nina Jacobson. Based on the book by David Nicholls. Screenplay by David Nicholls. Directed by Lone Scherfig. A Focus Features Release.