It's safe to say that with every mention of 'love', I was turning a more sickly shade of green. Not because I was jealous (it is 100% because I'm jealous), but because it seemed that the entire world, minus me, had found somebody to watch car-crash TV with on a Saturday night. This was until I found 'One Day'.
On first glance, 'One Day' is ultimately a love story. But if you look closer, you'll see exactly why I've fallen in love with the novel turned film. A tale of friendship, loss, the crazy thing we call life...everybody can find a little bit of themselves in Em and Dex's story.
"You're gorgeous, you old hag, and if I could give you just one gift ever for the rest of your life it would be this: Confidence. It would be the gift of confidence. Either that, or a scented candle."
I've read the book 3 times in the space of 2 weeks, seen the film once and watched the trailer until my laptop basically screamed at me to stop. It's safe to say I am well and truly addicted to Emma and Dexter. There should be a rehabilitation center for people suffering from post One Day trauma.
I started this blog post in an attempt to explain what the book/film is about, but now I've started, I've realised that I can't sum it all up in one little post.
I walked out of the cinema feeling a little lost; I had no idea what to do with myself. It's sad that a film can do that to me, but it's the truth. I wanted to be back with Emma and Dex. When they were walking through the streets of Edinburgh 'just friends', falling in love in Paris and trying for a baby in London.
It's the ultimate love story, in hindsight, but covered with obstacles that everybody overcomes at one stage in their life.
I'm still stuck in my 'One Day' funk so I urge you to go and buy the book, watch the film and YouTube the trailer until your computer refuses to open the video:
'One Day' leaves you filled with a promise of finding your Em/Dex. Never giving up on your true love, even if it is your best friend. Overcoming obstacles to get to the point in your friendship where you realise you can't live without each other, not even for a second. Because after all, it worked for your new best friends, Emma and Dexter.
This addiction of mine has left me with the hope that with some luck, I'll finally climb over the final obstacle I'm faced with and I'll find my Dex. Even if I am 76 and he's in the form of a cat...