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2.74

Awesome: 8.7%
Worth A Look: 21.74%
Average: 17.39%
Pretty Bad39.13%
Total Crap: 13.04%

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One Fine Day
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by Ryan Arthur

"Hi, I'm George Clooney. Will you please accept me in films?"
2 stars

Otherwise known as the date movie no one saw.

This was supposed to be the movie that made George Clooney a major motion picture star. Just like Batman & Robin was supposed to, just like From Dusk Til Dawn was supposed to, just like The Peacemaker was supposed to.

Batman & Rogin was a franchise breaker, the Peacemaker wasn't that great and From Dusk Til Dawn could only best be described as a cult film. Clooney got notices for Out Of Sight, but even that suffered from anemic box office.

This was really supposed to be the one, though. You had two likable stars in Clooney and Michelle Pfieffer, and the single parent angle was appealing for, well, single parents. The problem?

Chemistry. Or lack thereof.

Clooney and Pfieffer are slow on the uptake: they don't get together until the final 20 minutes of the movie following all the flirtation. What's more, (spoiler ahead) the parents are so tired from carrying the kids all over town and trying to do their jobs, that when the moment does come? They fall asleep on the couch. That's it. Roll credits.

Um, what?

For a movie that was supposed to be the date movie, the cute film that high school girls begged their boyfriends to take them to, the finale was a tremendous letdown.

As I said, the chemistry just isn't there, and in romantic comedies, chemistry is key.

Maybe this is a rental.

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originally posted: 09/02/98 13:25:57
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User Comments

5/15/14 PAUL SHORTT SMOOTH ROMANTIC COMEDY, WITH A LIKEABLE STAR PERFORMANCE 3 stars
12/30/05 Agent Sands Amazing how an ending can be so shoddily written that it can ruin an otherwise good movie. 3 stars
4/26/04 bouchra jack & mal were crazy but it was a nice story 4 stars
3/22/03 Jack Sommersby No chemistry between the stars in this been-there-done-that romantic comedy. 1 stars
6/07/02 Allison Lafferty I didn't like it either, Jason&Vanessa. But watch I AM SAM for better by Michelle Pfeiffer! 2 stars
5/13/02 Kent Predictable yet utterly implausible film - NOT WORTH RENTING! 1 stars
3/10/02 Vanessa McPherson You're half right, Jason. She thinks her shit CAN act. 1 stars
3/10/02 Jason Sterling Michelle Pfeiffer thinks her shit don't stink and can't act. 2 stars
11/29/00 Cristopher Revilla interesting, and weird too, watch at your own risk 3 stars
10/16/00 Dan Likeable rom-com. Inoffensive but not too fluffy, better than Sleepless in Seattle. 4 stars
10/14/00 Terrie Smith Familiar story line but Pfeiffer and Clooney make the most of it. 4 stars
7/09/00 dhananjay chitnis loved michelle pfeiffer 5 stars
10/22/99 Julie The movie is great. Kinda simple but touching 5 stars
1/25/99 Chloe Marie Ernestine (clatter@hotmail.com) It bit. George Clooney and Michelle Pfipher both suck. 2 stars
11/26/98 Mr.Pink Clooney is a hunk!!!! 4 stars
9/23/98 Rob Forey I really liked this film. One of the best romantic comedies I've seen. 4 stars
8/26/98 Pete Typical studio romantic comedy. The 'biegest' flick ever. 3 stars
IF YOU'VE SEEN THIS FILM, RATE IT!
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USA
  20-Dec-1996 (PG)

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Australia
  02-Feb-1996




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