ONE PERFECT DAY
Raving and Reaping Destruction
Release Date: May 01, 2006
Starring: Dan Spielman, Leeanna Walsman,
Nathan Phillips, Andrew
Howard, and Abbie Cornish
Audience: Teenagers and adults
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 105 minutes
Distributor: Romar Entertainment
Director: Paul Currie
Executive Producer: Philippa Gregory and Charles
Producer: Paul Currie, Philippa Gregory
and Charles Morton
Writer: Chip Richards
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Tommy, played by Dan Spielman, is a talented musician studying in London’s prestigious Royal Academy of Music. He returns home to Australia after receiving the news that his sister Emma (Abbie Cornish ) has died from a drug overdose. While still struggling through the mourning process, he discovers two unbearable pieces of information regarding his girlfriend Alyse (Leeanna Walsman). Alyse was largely responsible for Emma’s death, and she has been cheating on him.
Tommy breaks up with Alyse, but finds solace in the music played at Trance Zen Dance, the same dance club where Alyse took Emma the night of her death. As Tommy is inspired to begin writing the new form of music to which he is being exposed, Alyse is taking her separation from him very badly. Her drug habits have spiraled out of control, and her promiscuous behavior with two drug dealers is bound to catch up to her. Tommy and Alyse’s paths will cross again, but the path will be one of tragedy.
Don’t let the title fool you. ONE PERFECT DAY is packed with one depressing episode after another. Heavy drug use, cheap sex, and foul language are par for the course, and the movie plays like a long music video pulsing with electronic beats. To its credit, the movie does at least show how destructive the raving lifestyle can be. It is ironic, then, that Tommy is so easily drawn into the world that killed his baby sister, and led his ex-girlfriend astray. This plot simply doesn’t add up.
Ultimately, ONE PERFECT DAY is a miserable and moral failure. This movie should have never been imported from the Land Down Under. In fact, it should have never been made in the first place. Do yourself a favor, avoid ONE PERFECT DAY. Your day will be much better if you do.
Don’t let the title fool you. This movie is packed with one depressing episode after another. Heavy drug use, cheap sex and foul language are depicted throughout, and it plays like a long music video. The movie does, however, at least show how destructive the raving lifestyle can be. It is ironic, then, that Tommy is drawn into the world that killed his sister, and led his ex-girlfriend astray. Ultimately, this movie is a moral failure. Do yourself a favor, avoid ONE PERFECT DAY. Your day will be much better if you do.