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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.

Director:

Charlie McDowell

Writer:

Justin Lader
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2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Storyline

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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$511,635, 10 October 2014
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

About the script and the way it was performed, Duplass stated, "The way this worked, there (was) about a 50-page document that was the entire movie - the scene beats, everything, locations - except for the actual dialogue in the film. And most of the dialogue you see in the film is improvised. Although in certain scenes, where we have effects and things like that, Justin our writer [Justin Lader] would write out a version of that scene the night before, to give us a good guide, so we could have something to stick to." See more »

Goofs

When Sophie and Ethan are in the attic the naughts and crosses grid changes several times with the final naught in the top left corner eventually changing to a cross. 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

Edited into Couples Therapy (2014) 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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Good episode of the Twilight Zone
28 August 2014 | by voyou-703-655350See all my reviews

I rarely watch a romantic comedy, and I wouldn't have watched this one based on the IMDb plot description, so thanks to the then 15 reviews that changed my mind. That was a very pleasant hour and a half.

I like to be told a story, and that's what the movie does. This story is completely centred around its characters, the young couple next door, portrayed with simplicity and in a way that lets us relate and empathise. They also act and react like sane and sensible people, which is so uncommon nowadays that it's worth mentioning.

I'll sum it up as both intriguing and amusing, a double source of entertainment. One way to achieve that is to confuse the viewer as much as the protagonists. A very right thing to do, and done in the right proportion in my opinion. We can get confused for a minute, yet we always understand what's happening. There is also a constant undertone of drama. The ending alone can be felt very differently based on our mood of the moment.

Rich writing and solid delivery can satisfy you on several levels. A theatre screen is not necessary though; renting it is fine if you're on a budget.


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