"Raving and Reaping Destruction"
What You Need To Know:
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.
(PaPaPa, Ro, B, LLL, VV, SS, N, AA, DDD, MM) Very strong pagan worldview emphasizing sensual pleasure with some Romantic elements as well as a mild redemptive scene in which a man protects a woman from being raped; at least 25 obscenities including many ‘f’ words and two light profanities; one scene of graphic violence depicting a man beating a woman, injecting her with some type of drug and attempting to rape her, as well as several disturbing scenes depicting overdosing on drugs; one scene depicting fornication and several shots of heavy kissing and vulgar talk of sex; brief naturalistic upper male nudity as well as several scenes depicting women in skimpy clothes; several scenes of heavy drinking; very graphic drug content as well as several scenes depicting characters smoking cigarettes; and, lying, children acting disrespectful to parents, and attempted rape.
ONE PERFECT DAY is an Australian drama focused on the lives of a few young adults involved in Melbourne’s dance music scene.
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.