“ONE DAY” Universal, $29.98, Blu-ray $34.98, with featurettes, director commentary and deleted scenes, available Tuesday. Universal, $29.98, Blu-ray $34.98, with featurette: B
Welcome to “Love Story,” British style.
English accents and gorgeous European scenery are just parts of “one Day,” written by David Nicholls and directed by Lone Scherfig (“An Education”).
This weepy yet amusing romantic journey follows mismatched friends Emma Morley (Anne Hathaway, “Love and other Drugs”) and Dexter Mayhew (Jim Sturgess, “21”) over 20 years, from their first meeting the night of their college graduation through the complicated stages of adulthood.
It all begins on July 15, 1988, when working-class Emma and well-to-do playboy Dexter have a brush with lust after a night of celebrating. Calmer heads prevail and these good-looking kids decide they’d be better off as friends.
Whatever works, right?
The film revisits the two on the same date each year for the next two decades.
Despite having a featurette devoted solely to “The look of ‘one Day,’ ” the cast and director sound bites are merely recycled bits from the disc’s other two behind-the-scenes reels.
Brief clips defend Hathaway’s commitment to the role. Her accent is passable and she hits her emotive marks, but more fun would be had if the director had focused on the soundtrack. it plays a bigger part in the film than the actors themselves, serving as a time capsule and a map to where the characters are in their growth, from the awkward first meeting when Emma plays Tracy Chapman to the stylings of Fatboy Slim as they enter the millennium.
Also available Tuesday: “Adele: Live at the Royal Albert Hall” (XL/Columbia, $19.98, Blu-ray $31.98), with CD; “another Earth” (Twentieth Century Fox, Blu-ray/DVD combo, $39.99), with featurettes, music video and deleted scenes; “The Art of getting By” (Twentieth Century Fox, $29.99, Blu-ray $39.99), with featurettes and director commentary; “The Future” (Lionsgate, $27.98), with featurette, director commentary and deleted scene; “Smallville: The Complete Tenth Season” (Warner, $59.98, Blu-ray $69.97), with episode commentaries, featurettes and deleted scenes; “30 Rock: Season Five” (Universal, $49.98), with episode commentaries, West Coast version of the live episode and deleted scenes.