I went to the cinema with a friend to see One Day. I had read the book and didn’t fall in love with it, I just didn’t take to the lead male character Dex and I didn’t like the ending. No, I won’t spoil it don’t worry! I was interested to see how it had been developed on screen and how the characters were brought to life.
I actually enjoyed the film more than the book. Oh yes I haven’t gone crazy! I liked how the developed the characters and I found them more endearing on screen and the timeline worked really well and you could ‘see’ the era better and what the characters did in that time made more sense to me. They kept the ending of course but it seemed more uplifting on screen. I have to note that Anne Hathaway’s northern accent is not good, half the time she just talks like a posh Brit and then suddenly adds in a word with a Yorkshire twang and a couple of times sounded cockney. Bless her, she does well in the role thought, they should have just let her speak with an easier accent.
Overall, I’d recommend going to see it. Maybe take a tissue with you though 🙂
Melanie C – The Sea
I haven’t really kept up with Melanie’s solo career after the Spice Girls and she’s had limited success. I was surprised to see a new album up on iTunes with lots of positive reviews so I checked it out. I’m actually loving it. It’s full of lush melodies, a mix of pop / rock and the whole sea theme works really well making it a consistent album full of surprises. Well worth having a listen, good job Mel!
What did you find this week?