"The One I Love" is a unique blend of romantic drama and science fiction that delves into the complexities of relationships. The story revolves around Ethan and Sophie, a married couple experiencing marital difficulties.
In an attempt to salvage their relationship, they decide to take a weekend getaway on the advice of their therapist. However, upon arriving at the retreat, they encounter surreal and unexpected events that challenge their perceptions of identity and love.
August 8, 2014
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Cast & Crew
- Mark Duplass as Ethan
- Elisabeth Moss as Sophie
- Ted Danson as The Therapist
- Mel Eslyn
- Mark Duplass
Where to Watch
United States (US)
There are currently no streaming offers in the US.
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There are currently no streaming offers in the AU.
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Stream: In Brazil, the movie can be streamed on Claro video and Belas Artes à La Carte.
Buy/Rent: For purchase or rent, the movie is available on Apple TV.
There are currently no streaming offers in the ES.
Stream: Spaniards can enjoy the movie on Filmin.
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There are currently no streaming offers in the CA.
Stream: Canadians can stream the movie on Amazon Prime Video.
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Duplass Brothers Productions
The movie was primarily shot in Ojai, California, which provided the picturesque and secluded setting for the retreat.
The film was produced on a modest budget, characteristic of many indie films, though the exact figure remains undisclosed.
Box Office Collection:
"The One I Love" garnered a box office collection of approximately $513,447. Its unique storyline and strong performances by the lead actors made it a favorite among indie film enthusiasts.
Awards & Nominations
While "The One I Love" did not sweep major award ceremonies, its innovative approach to storytelling and the compelling performances of its lead actors garnered attention in the indie film circuit:
- Nominated: Best First Screenplay (Justin Lader) - Independent Spirit Awards
- Nominated: Breakthrough Director (Charlie McDowell) - Gotham Independent Film Awards
Reviews & Reception
"The One I Love" received generally positive reviews from critics. The film holds a 79% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 108 reviews, with an average rating of 7.1/10.
The website's critical consensus reads, "While it doesn't fully achieve its dramatic aspirations, The One I Love still offers an absorbing look at a couple in crisis -- and a pair of compelling performances from Elisabeth Moss and Mark Duplass." Critics particularly praised the film's unique blend of genres and the performances of its lead actors.
Audiences appreciated the film's fresh take on the romantic drama genre, with many highlighting its unexpected twists and thought-provoking narrative. The chemistry between Duplass and Moss was often cited as one of the film's strongest points.
Box Office Performance:
While not a blockbuster hit, "The One I Love" performed respectably in the box office, especially considering its indie status and limited release. It has since gained a cult following among fans of romantic and science fiction films.