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DVD Reviews: One Perfect Day                                                                   Genre: Drama

The Final Say!

Review Score
Reviewed by Tory Favro
Review Date: August 2004
Distributed by:
Roadshow Home Entertainment
Running Time: 107 Minutes





This beautifully depicted film tells the story of love and music and what happens when you take some truly wonderful people and they get themselves involved with the evils of drug abuse. Tommy is a gifted composer, studying at the Royal Academy of Music in London. His girlfriend Alysse is a talented singer who waits at home for her love to return so they can make their grand opera together. Also there is Tommy's sister Emma who adores her brother and spends most of her time with Alysse.

All they are all waiting for is for Tommy to simply come home. Lost in the music of the world, Tommy lives in another reality where there is only the music and the needs of his loved ones are lost amidst a barrage of sounds that pervade his very consciousness. It's not until tragedy strikes and Emma dies, that Tommy comes home to Australia and finds that his world has been turned upside down and irrevocably shattered as love is lost and found, and some types of music need to be avoided. 

This is a courageous outing that had me captured from the very start of the movie. It's easy to say that this is a very beautiful film and from an audio visual viewpoint, it is very rich indeed. The story, whilst not revolutionary by any stretch of the imagination, is exceedingly solid and will keep the audience with it for the duration. It was more than a movie to me, it was something to actually be experienced. Sounds like something a bit wishy washy, however I'll stand by that comment. Wait until the end of the film and see whether or not you agree with me as you get to witness something beautiful, exotic and a little sad. 

As I've previously mentioned this flick is a treat to both see and hear. I think that by utilising sound to evoke so much feeling in the movie has really done this real credit. Watch the scenes where Tommy is focussing on a particular sound and you will be amazed to say the least. The movie displays in widescreen format and is lush to watch. Doing the feature the justice that it deserves, the soundtrack is a lovely 5.1 Dolby Digital mix. 

In terms of extras, we have a making of section that will give you some insight as to what is going on with the making of the feature and theatrical trailer. 

I highly recommend this film and believe that there will be very few viewers who don't leave this experience being moved at all by it. 

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