ONE FINE DAY recalls the romantic comedies of Tracy and Hepburn. It tells the story of two single parents who have been burned psychologically by selfish spouses. When they miss the boat for their children’s school trip, they are thrown together for the day as they try to balance their children with their jobs. Facing a big presentation, Melody Parker (played by Michelle Pfeiffer) is an architect with a prestigious New York firm. Jack (played by George Clooney) is an ace reporter who has leaked a major scandal about the mayor, but now must find a way to take care of his daughter Maggie while he pursues the story. The situation is complicated by the fact that they accidentally exchange cellular phones so that Jack is getting Melody’s calls and vice versa. After a frantic period of trying to cope, Jack and Melanie come to see they can’t do it all alone and that families need mothers and fathers.
ONE FINE DAY is a movie that tries very hard to be moral. It shows real concern for children and for putting one’s priorities straight. There is a smattering of foul language and three scenes where Melody changes her blouses very quickly. However, this is a movie that one wants to enjoy because it makes the right points.
(B, H, LL, S, N, S, D, M) Moral worldview with humanist undertones; 12 obscenities & 6 profanities; no violence; kissing & sexual innuendo; woman in underwear; smoking; drinking; and, some lying