Rotten Tomatoes

Movies / TV

    Celebrity

      No Results Found

      View All
      Movies Tv shows Shop News Showtimes

      The One I Love

      2014, Romance/Comedy, 1h 31m

      94 Reviews 10,000+ Ratings

      What to know

      Critics Consensus

      The One I Love doesn't take its intriguing premise quite as far as it could, but it still adds up to an ambitious, well-acted look at love and marriage. Read critic reviews

      You might also like

      See More
      No Stranger Than Love
      About Time
      The Do-Deca-Pentathlon
      At Middleton
      What Men Want

      Where to watch The One I Love

      Rent/buy Rent/buy

      Rent The One I Love on Fandango at Home, Prime Video, or buy it on Fandango at Home, Prime Video.

      Rate And Review

      User image

      Verified

      • User image

        Super Reviewer

        Rate this movie

        Oof, that was Rotten.

        Meh, it passed the time.

        It’s good – I’d recommend it.

        Awesome!

        So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

        What did you think of the movie? (optional)



      • You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

      • User image

        Super Reviewer

        Step 2 of 2

        How did you buy your ticket?

        Let's get your review verified.

        • Fandango

        • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

        • Cinemark Coming Soon

          We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

        • Regal Coming Soon

          We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

        • Theater box office or somewhere else

        You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

      • User image

        Super Reviewer

        Rate this movie

        Oof, that was Rotten.

        Meh, it passed the time.

        It’s good – I’d recommend it.

        Awesome!

        So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

        What did you think of the movie? (optional)

      • How did you buy your ticket?

        • Fandango

        • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

        • Cinemark Coming Soon

          We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

        • Regal Coming Soon

          We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

        • Theater box office or somewhere else

      The One I Love  Photos

      The One I Love (2014) The One I Love (2014) The One I Love (2014) The One I Love (2014) The One I Love (2014)

      Movie Info

      A couple (Mark Duplass, Elisabeth Moss) whose marriage is crumbling have a surreal experience during a weekend getaway at a house recommended by their therapist (Ted Danson).

      • Rating: R (Language|Drug Use|Some Sexuality)

      • Genre: Romance, Comedy, Fantasy

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: Charlie McDowell

      • Producer: Mel Eslyn

      • Writer: Justin Lader

      • Release Date (Theaters):  limited

      • Release Date (Streaming):

      • Box Office (Gross USA): $511.6K

      • Runtime:

      • Distributor: Radius TWC

      • Production Co: Duplass Brothers

      Cast & Crew

      Ted Danson
      Kaitlyn Dodson
      Lori Farrar
      Marlee Matlin
      Tim Peddicord
      Justin Lader
      Mel Eslyn
      Mark Duplass
      Jay Duplass
      Charlie McDowell
      Justin Lader
      Doug Emmett
      Jennifer Lilly
      Danny Bensi
      Saunder Jurriaans
      Theresa Guleserian
      Erika Toth
      Bree Daniel

      News & Interviews for The One I Love

      Critic Reviews for The One I Love

      Audience Reviews for The One I Love

      • Jan 03, 2021

        ‘The One I Love' is especially rewarding going in without any prior knowledge. This seemingly simple film plays like a seasoned episode of Black Mirror, particularly the kind that explores the emotional risk-assumption of relationships (see ‘The Entire History of You' and ‘Hang the DJ'). Sprinkle in some conceptual whiffs of ‘Eternal Sunshine' and voila. This is to say that the Charlie McDowell/Justin Lader team may be mining vaguely familiar territory, yet they spin a wholly original marriage yarn that maintains its mystique until the the foreseeable (though still impactful) epilogue. A film this low budget lives or dies on the strength of its acting core and Moss and Duplass are at once believable and intriguing. ‘Love' pulls off a deft balancing act of the whimsical, romantic, supernatural, comedic, and dramatic - all while nurturing a pulse of unease reminiscent of a thriller. For better or for worse, this wields the thought-provoking potential to reconsider the one you love. Dig.

        marisol m Super Reviewer
      • Jun 19, 2016

        A floundering couple go away on a weekend retreat where a hexed cottage miraculously bestows them with their ideal versions of each other. Sophie's ideal Ethan exercises, doesn't wear glasses, and has a cooler beachier hairstyle. Ethan's ideal Sophie is always sunny and smiling, doesn't nag him about his poor eating habits, and is content to busy herself whenever he gets distracted and disappears from their romantic getaway. Real Sophie and Ethan agree to spend fifteen minutes each with their respective fantasy beaux just to figure out what's happening, but like in any tense relationship drama, greener grass begets green-eyed jealousy. The suspenseful thriller aspect of this film does indeed provide eerie WTF moments and threats of danger, and I thought these perfect mirages would be metaphors for those six insignificant things we'd like to change about our partners, but then *spoilers*, the already surreal movie takes an awkward dip into surreal reality, revealing that the mirages are actually living people - past clients whose partners chose the better versions of themselves and have now been coached and nip/tucked to imitate new clients in an attempt to escape the cottage. Dark and mindfucky metaphor of how we change ourselves to adapt to new lovers whom we may not even be that into, but the rules of this satirical universe aren't entirely elucidated, so the plot falls apart from there.

        Super Reviewer
      • Sep 15, 2015

        Putting forth a twist to truly Love, the writing behind this romantic dramedy lets this One get away despite an amazing cast committed to making it work. Screenwriter Justin Lader presents filmgoers with a twist that Rod Serling himself would salivate at, but the premise (without spoiling too much, let's just say that it involves doppelgangers of sorts) never lives up to its promise. Despite a small but marquee band of actors (Ted Danson rounds out the roster as the couple's therapist), the screenplay simply doesn't do enough with the film's compelling hook. It's the rare film that could have gone longer in the audience's eye. Based on pure moxie alone, however, the film succeeds more than it hits the rocks. In this R-rated dramedy, a couple (Duplass, Moss) struggling with a marriage on the brink of falling apart escapes for a weekend in pursuit of their better selves, only to discover an unusual dilemma that awaits them. For those Mad Men fans that wanted to see what Moss was capable of beyond coloring outside of the lines of brilliant character Peggy Olson, her latest features a gangbuster idea that never fully plays out. Though not a total loss, The One I Love isn't quite finished enough to hang in Serling's Night Gallery. Bottom line: Twilight Zoned

        Super Reviewer
      • May 04, 2015

        really dug this film, a reminder that the megaplexis are missing out on truely original content

        brendan n Super Reviewer

      Movie & TV guides

      View All