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A review of "One Day."

I read this book because the previews for the upcoming film- YES I SAID PREVIEWS - made it seem kind of decent. I stress "kind of." Maybe I just meant the posters:




well at the same time I don't like how her tongue is out. Well, this is the book, and the book is rather good. David Nicholls is a very talented, subdued writer. He attacks things in both this human and sentimental way without sopping on too hard. Kind of makes me disappointed in myself it took A FILM WITH ANNE HATHAWAY TO COME OUT to realize who he was! He's like the halfway point between Ian McEwan and Nick Hornby I believe, so if you're interested, you know to check that out. 


The book/upcoming film (Nicholls wrote the screenplay) focus in on this one day in this not-a-couple's life for 15 years of their friendship. July 15th, which I think is some kind of weird religious observation? but yeah. it's just an interesting way of showing how they grow from people, from university students into adults. 


There are a lot of pop culture references a la Sinead O'Connor and the Smiths in the book- I was personally delighted by some of the 90s cultural staples that got plugs in this book. Mostly delighted because it made me glad I was not a functioning a-dult in that decade. ha! 


LARGE BLACK MOBILE PHONES
YES I'M A LITTLE OBSESSED


at times I was frustrated this book, but overall- at the end, and you could interpret the ending as being overdone, I was really pleased with how things turned out and how Nicholls handled everything. yeah Dexter is an asshole with poor taste in women, but so! and Emma's a little too self-righteous at times. so! you need to read this book, BEFORE YOU SEE THE MOVIE.


that being said, my heart will be broken if this movie sucks.


question:  do you think it will suck? because the preview left me half-cringing.


p.s. THEY HAD THIS AWESOME EDITH PIAF JOKE IN IT 
AWESOME, BECAUSE WHO MAKES EDITH PIAF JOKES?

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  3. also, the woman who directed An Education directed this, but that will still never get me into the theater to see this. shut the fuck up, anne hathaway.

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