One Fine Day

One Fine Day

4.4 11
Director: Michael Hoffman

Cast: Michael Hoffman, Michelle Pfeiffer, George Clooney, Mae Whitman

     
 

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Even without money problems, many divorced single parents have a hard row to hoe. At the drop of a hat, a competent, responsible professional person can be reduced to a frazzled, bumbling parent, when his or her children become unexpected daytime wards. This is what happens to Jack Taylor (George Clooney) when his ex-wife suddenly decides to elope, leaving their… See more details below

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Even without money problems, many divorced single parents have a hard row to hoe. At the drop of a hat, a competent, responsible professional person can be reduced to a frazzled, bumbling parent, when his or her children become unexpected daytime wards. This is what happens to Jack Taylor (George Clooney) when his ex-wife suddenly decides to elope, leaving their daughter with him. Unhappily for him, his reporting job demands one-hundred-percent commitment as he attempts to link corruption with city hall. The same sort of thing is true in the life of architect Melanie Parker (Michelle Pfeiffer). She must not only somehow prepare a complex multimillion-dollar real-estate development presentation, but must also keep up the pretense that she doesn't have a son because her boss loathes children. When Jack flubs his assignment of getting the two children off on a school day-trip, he and Melanie, who barely know each other, have to take turns caring for the kids. Mishap follows mishap, as the initially antagonistic Jack and Melanie get to know one another.

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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Karl Williams
There's no denying that One Fine Day is the lightest of lightweight romantic comedies, but two likable leads with palpable chemistry work overtime to sell their parts and rescue the simple affair from becomming too vanilla. The device of using toddlers to bring a pair of harried, overworked parents together is just a little bit precious, but having the protagonists accidentally swap cell phones (in 1996, no less) is a fine and inventive modern-day plot device. George Clooney and Michelle Pheiffer have incredible chemistry, which helps foster momentum in their ongoing series of meet-cutes, which often take place on busy New York streets, in the back seats of taxis, and in what look like uncomfortably cold March rainstorms. The two seem to really like each other, in spite of their constant digs and carping. Much like the fiery dynamic betweenKatharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy, the interplay between Pfeiffer and Clooney gets the audience on board with their would-be romance, despite the characters' protestations.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/08/2013
UPC:
0024543835400
Original Release:
1996
Rating:
PG
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
A
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:49:00
Sales rank:
35,759

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Michelle Pfeiffer Melanie Parker
George Clooney Jack Taylor
Mae Whitman Maggie Taylor
Alex D. Linz Sammy Parker
Charles Durning Lew
Robert Klein Dr. Martin
Jon Robin Baitz Yates Jr.
Ellen Greene Elaine Lieberman
Pete Hamill Frank Burroughs
Joe Grifasi Manny Feldstein
Anna Maria Horsford Evelyn
Gregory Jbara Metro Reporter
Sheila Kelley Kristen
Barry Kivel Yates Sr.
Michael Massee Eddie
Amanda Peet Celia
Bitty Schram Marla
Holland Taylor Rita
Rachel York Liza

Technical Credits
Michael Hoffman Director
Peter Afterman Musical Direction/Supervision
Garth Craven Editor
Susie de Santo Costumes/Costume Designer
Stephen P. Dunn Asst. Director
Jud Friedman Songwriter
David Gropman Production Designer
Kate Guinzburg Executive Producer
Petur Hliddal Sound/Sound Designer
James Newton Howard Songwriter
Lora Kennedy Casting
Anne Kuljian Set Decoration/Design
Mary McLaglen Co-producer
Nancy Mickelberry Set Decoration/Design
Christopher S. Nushawg Set Decoration/Design
Lynda Obst Producer
Michelle Pfeiffer Executive Producer
Terrel Seltzer Screenwriter
Ellen Simon Screenwriter
Oliver Stapleton Cinematographer
Dianne I. Wager Set Decoration/Design
John Warnke Art Director

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