United States| 2014 | 91 mins | English
Comedy | Drama | Romance
One Screening Only
Date: Wednesday September 24, 2014
The Broadway Theatre
$10 (Admittance restricted to persons over 18)
Film contains sequences of language, some sexuality and drug use.
Certifications: Canada:PG (British Columbia) / USA:R
Director: Charlie McDowell
Screenplay: Justin Lader
Cast: Mark Duplass, Elisabeth Moss, Ted Danson
Producer(s): Mel Eslyn
Company: Entertainment One
Screens with short film: MY FATHER IS A BIRD
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The highly anticipated debut feature from acclaimed author Charlie McDowell, THE ONE I LOVE is an original tale that continues to showcase McDowell’s keen observations of human relationships with a distinct and comedic voice. THE ONE I LOVE, written by Justin Lader, was produced by Mel Eslyn and executive produced by Mark Duplass who stars opposite Elisabeth Moss. On the brink of separation, Ethan (Duplass) and Sophie (Moss) escape to a beautiful vacation house for a weekend getaway in an attempt to save their marriage. What begins as a romantic and fun retreat soon becomes surreal, when an unexpected discovery forces the two to examine themselves, their relationship, and their future.
- Won Outstanding Achievement in Acting Elizabeth Moss at Newport Beach Film Festival 2014
“One of those highly original films whose secrets are best experienced without much hint of what’s to come. ” – Seattle Times
“Says more about intimacy and individuality than any romantic comedy or romantic tragedy in years. ” – Boston Globe
“A puzzle that raises questions applicable outside the theater, with a final beat that’s shocking and revelatory.” – L.A. Biz
“Fans of The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits will particularly appreciate this blend of clever mystery, offbeat wit and a deeper-than-usual observational analysis of relationships and marital ennui” – USA Today
It’s a little difficult to talk about THE ONE I LOVE without giving away it’s twist, but don’t worry, no one was ‘dead the whole time’! Charlie McDowell’s directorial debut is a rom-com as smart as any serious relationship drama that exists in The Twilight Zone. Sophie (Elizabeth Moss) and Ethan (Mark Duplass) are a young married couple on the rocks, spinning their wheels in therapy while unsuccessfully trying to recreate the passion they once felt so deeply. At the suggestion of their therapist (Ted Danson) they head off to a weekend retreat that’s worked for his other patients. Alone at a beautiful old country house, complete with pool and guest house, they start to re-build their crumbling marriage, and then things get ‘strange’.
A metaphysical journey into the nature of how we change during the course of a relationship, and the desire to wish your partner was 20% better than they are, the film is anchored by the effortless performances of Moss and Duplass, who excel at the abundant opportunities for comedy amidst the tragedy of their love gone astray. It’s a true case of the idiom “It’s funny because it’s true. – Steven Landry