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STAR RATINGS EXPLAINED
Unmissable 5 Stars
Excellent 4 Stars
Good 3 Stars
Poor 2 Stars
Tragic 1 Star

FILM DETAILS
Certificate PG
Cast
Michelle Pfeiffer
George Clooney
Mae Whitman
Alex D Linz
Directors
Michael Hoffman
Screenwriters
Terrel Seltzer
Ellen Simon
Running Time
100 minutes

One Fine Day
Pfeiffer and Clooney in this Maddeningly contrived cute-a-thon


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Plot
Melanie Parker, mother of Sammy, and Jack Taylor, father of Maggie, are both divorced. They meet one morning when overwhelmed Jack is left unexpectedly with Maggie and forgets that Melanie was to take her to school. As a result, both children miss their school field trip and are stuck with the parents. The two adults project their negative stereotypes of ex-spouses on each other, but end up needing to rely on each other to watch the children.


Verdict
Minus delightful stars, this would be laboured indeed. Thanks to them, it scrapes along as modestly appealing fluff.


Reviewed by Angie Errigo

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