A troubled couple vacate to a beautiful getaway, but bizarre circumstances further complicate their situation. (Courtesy of Internet Movie Database)
THE ONE I LOVE directed by Charlie McDowell, written by Justin Lader, and produced by Mel Eslyn. At the onset of this film that portrayed itself as maybe a romantic comedy waiting to unfold itself to you soon you realize it’s not that. The story concept to me was very fresh, something I don’t have anything to reference it with, which is good. The pace of the film drew you in and as things began to get stranger you went right along with it hoping that the characters would rekindle their relationship in the midst of the unexplained happenings. Stylistically the film was portrayed rather straightforwardly letting the story be the standout piece. I really thought this was an imaginative film only wishing there was more of delving deep within the relationship to draw out more awkwardness bringing the resolution of the film a greater meaning and what if. Overall I gave THE ONE I LOVE 4 stars for an interesting concept, story, and characters that kept me intrigued all the way through.