Story : Emma ( Anne Hathaway) and Dexter ( Jim Sturgess) make it a point to catch up every year on July 15. Reason? To update each other on how different they are… how different their lives are. But it’s only those years of separation that proves how similar they are. Now will the two finally unite on some July 15?
Movie Review: First when they meet they are on similar ground — two fresh college grads who bump into one another one sunny morning at the University of Edinburg, get hooked till late night and then decide to call it quits — no strings attached. Next when they meet — after a year — they are poles apart: one a beautiful, hardworking but struggling waitress, the other a cool television production guy who knows how to get the woman on his side. All it takes for the duo — Emma and Dexter — to realise that they are still on same ground — something they call grounded love — is one single day, July 15.
But then there are many July 15s in here before Emma and Dexter realise how much they are similar to each other. Just the place we see Anne and Jim go through a hue of emotions — right from marriage, success, rejection, failure, friendship, confusion, anger…. Just the reason why this one makes for a watch.
Not to say that’s the only reason. Here are some more. First, watch the camera capture the beautiful landscapes of London greens, Edinburg, Paris… as the story shifts from one July to the other. Second, watch it for its adaptation of David Nicholl’s bestseller — the pages of the book do seem to come to life, though in bits and pieces. But then we are not complaining for what better time to celebrate love than this Christmas weekend.