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ONE FINE DAY

SYNOPSIS:
She is a career-minded architect/Super Mum in New York. He is a hard-driving newspaper columnist/every-other weekend Dad, challenging the improprieties of City Hall. When they are inadvertently thrown together for one chaotic day, the only thing they have in common are their mobile phones. The day is an imminent disaster for both, as they juggle their respective kids and demanding jobs, trying to do the right thing by both - and carping at each other throughout. Until ….

"One Fine Day is a slick, classy, well made film with universal appeal, which delivers more than expected. The script is fast and witty, the soundtrack is appealing and the leads give solid performances. Michelle Pfeiffer uses her beautiful expressive face to great advantage, as she tackles all the minor and not-so-minor catastrophes in the course of this fine day. The picture she paints of a devoted, working mother, who is trying to juggle all things in her life, is a real one. Ask any working mother. George Clooney is wonderful and has great appeal as Jack, the weekend dad journo with the twinkle in his eye. He brings oodles of charm to the role, and who wouldn’t fall for a good looking guy who loves cats, carries a gal over a puddle of water and has the patience of Santa when it comes to kids! And the much anticipated seduction scene? Not what you expect, but more satisfying somehow. Watch out too for a funny scene when Jack and his shrink are talking in code (fish, ex-fish, cookies with panties) because five year old daughter Maggie is also present."
Louise Keller

"When a romantic comedy where two single parents are both left holding their kid with no help around seems believable, you know you’re in the hands of finely crafted writing. The snappy (as in dogs) and catty (as in cats) verbal fencing between Clooney and Pfeiffer in much of the film gives it the humour and the edge it needs to avoid slipping sweetly into sentiment or predictable mush. It doesn’t, also, because of the two central performances, which are never trite. The other thing to be enjoyed in One Fine Day is New York as a working city."
Andrew L. Urban

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ONE FINE DAY (PG)
(US)

CAST: Michelle Pfeiffer, George Clooney

DIRECTOR: Michael Hoffman

PRODUCER: Lynda Obst

SCRIPT: Terrel Seltzer, Ellen Simon

CINEMATOGRAPHER: Oliver Stapleton

EDITOR: Garth Craven

MUSIC: James Newton Howard

PRODUCTION DESIGN: David Gropman

RUNNING TIME: 109 mins

AUSTRALIAN DISTRIBUTOR: Twentieth Century Fox

AUSTRALIAN RELEASE: April 17, 1997

VIDEO DISTRIBUTOR: Fox Home Entertainment

AUSTRALIAN VIDEO RELEASE (Rental): April 8, 1998

VIDEO RELEASE (Retail): January 16, 2002







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