CAST & CREW
Very firstly, watching this movie will put you in a dilemma as to which genre does the movie belong? Wikipedia calls ‘ The One I Love’ as an American psychological thriller. However, you will wonder if the movie can certify as a romantic comedy if you take its first half into consideration. Charlie McDowell does a tremendous job in his directorial debut.
Ethan (Mark Duplass) and Sophie (Elizabeth Moss) are in a marriage that is on the rocks. To give their marriage chance, they visit a counsellor and go through a variety of mundane reasons such as the marriage becoming a monotonous rut and Ethan cheating on her etc etc. The counsellor who advices them to spend some time alone and go for a weekend retreat. He claims that every couple who goes there returns back happy and rehabilitated.
After contemplating that what could be the odds, this couple decides to give the retreat a chance and arrive at this huge old house which has an adjoining guestroom and a pool. The excellent cinematography is dark and gloomy which leaves you thinking whether this movie has more to it. The couple make dinner, smoke marijuana and begin to ease up. The couple then spend the night together in the guestroom.
However, the odd turn of events start happening when Ethan has no memory of what happened the previous night which upsets Sophie as she thought they were finally getting back their lost aura. Ethan makes his way to sleep in the guestroom where Sophie joins him and apologizes for her behaviour. The next morning she agrees to make bacon and eggs which Ethan finds peculiar since Sophie hates the smell of bacon.
The couple soon realizes that this is not going to be a usual weekend for them, and there are many atypical surprise awaiting them. Will Ethan and Sophie make it out of the big old house and save their marriage? Watch this 91 minute edgy movie to find out.
The one thing that this movie can assure is that it is not a bit predictable. It takes you through a roller coaster journey, the one you will certainly enjoy.Fverdi
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