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The One I Love (2014)

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A troubled couple vacate to a beautiful getaway, but bizarre circumstances further complicate their situation.

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Charlie McDowell

Writer:

Justin Lader
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Duplass ... Ethan
Elisabeth Moss ... Sophie
Ted Danson ... The Therapist
Kiana Cason Kiana Cason ... Waitress
Kaitlyn Dodson Kaitlyn Dodson ... Diner Patron
Lori Farrar Lori Farrar ... Diner Patron
Marlee Matlin ... Diner Patron
Tim Peddicord Tim Peddicord ... Diner Patron
Ryan Pederson Ryan Pederson ... Diner Patron
Brett Bietz Brett Bietz ... Doug (voice)
Sean O'Malley Sean O'Malley ... Dave (voice)
Mary Steenburgen ... Mom (voice)
Drew Langer Drew Langer ... Brett (voice)
Jennifer Spriggs ... Ellen (voice)
Charlie McDowell ... Madison (voice)
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A troubled couple vacate to a beautiful getaway, but bizarre circumstances further complicate their situation.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some sexuality and drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 August 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Complicações do Amor See more »

Filming Locations:

Ojai, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$48,059, 22 August 2014

Gross USA:

$511,635
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When Ethan is browsing the computer late in the film, he discovers a number of folders, each bearing the names of a couple who have visited the retreat. One of them is "Ted & Mary," a reference to husband & wife (and relatives of the director) Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen. See more »

Goofs

While Ethan is on the phone, there are several shots showing the door open in the background (in an adjacent room). In the penultimate shot, the door is almost fully closed - then open again in the last shot. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ethan: [retelling] So, we met at a party, and... it was magic. Within a half-hour we were driving up into this really nice neighborhood, and we were running down the stairs of some strangers back yard, and then we were swimming, and we were in love. What we didn't count on was that even though the lights were off, the owner of the home was there. And he came out screaming at us, and it was the greatest night of my life.
Ethan: Ready?
EthanSophie: [they run and jump into the pool]
Ethan: [continuing his story] So me ...
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Connections

References The Twilight Zone (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

Ashes to the Wind
Written and Performed by MiWi
(c) and (p) 2014 Team Love Records LLC
Taken from the album New Way Home (TL70)
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"A bit different" and excellent
19 October 2014 | by MovieSonicSee all my reviews

I really enjoyed this film. It makes a refreshing change to all the comic book, action, romance, vampire, tween-type films out there most of which I do enjoy but it's nice to watch something a bit different every now and then.

What I enjoyed the most was the simple storyline and the wonderfully subtle acting. There was no convolution, there were no red herrings, the story progressed at a good pace and there were no over the top acting moments.

The gist of the story is that a couple are struggling in their marriage and they go away together for a nice weekend. Things quickly get strange after that. And that's all I'm going to say. Don't watch any trailers or read up on the storyline because films like this are really only enjoyable because of the mystery and atmosphere they build while watching. If you already know what's coming, it massively takes away from the enjoyment.

The entire story develops really well from beginning to middle to the end although whilst it was a good and fitting ending for the film, I have to say that I personally didn't like it. I'm not going to say anything to spoil it just that I didn't think the ending made sense after the speech the husband gave just a short while earlier. I wish they had spent more time figuring out a more unusual ending which would complement the film and leave a lasting impression. Also, I wish they had explained more about the therapist but overall the film is unique and interesting enough that these small flaws really don't matter.

9/10


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