Denchai is a geeky 30-year-old IT officer whose existence is only acknowledged when his colleagues need tech support. He feels even more of an outcast every time his co-workers call on him for help and can’t even remember his name.
Denchai’s mundane world is flipped upside down when he goes to fix a printer for a new girl in the Marketing department named Nui. Nui happens to get his name correct, makinghim feel valued once again. From that heartfelt moment, Denchai falls head over heels for Nui, but only admires her secretly from afar, since he wholeheartedly knows that Nui is completely out of his league.
It’s not until one day when their company arranges a company trip to a ski resort in Hokkaido, that Denchai finally takes a leap of faith by making a wish at the resort’s landmark Lucky ‘N Love Bell. Denchai’s wish is for Nui to be his girl for just ONE DAY.
In an ironic twist of fate, Nui goes skiing alone and passes out in the snow. When she wakes up, she is diagnosed with TGA - a rare but temporary memory loss disorder, which lasts for just one day.
Figuring that this is fate’s way of granting him his wish, Denchai decides to lie to his dream girl by telling her that he is her boyfriend and that they had plans to travel around Hokkaido together. Would you risk everything, no matter how impossible, whatever the outcome, just to be in love for just ONE DAY?
Cast & Credits
This movie caught my attention not because working in the area, and experiencing this kind of fact, not because I personally appreciate movies that are more realistic but rather because it is unlike most Thai films that most often would be a comedy.
Romantic movies can and should be good and realistic, "One Day" is romantic with a little dash of comedy, however, a small amount of fantasy is always welcome. The story is pretty smooth and all the character development is great. I liked the way that this film makes feel the reality of these professionals and transmit to the viewer the power to understand the reasons why this happens.
In addition, the location in Hokkaido, Japan is really beautiful with wide angle of each scene gives a magic to the film on the other hand some scene are quite similar to some Japanese series that makes it miss the authenticity.
The highlight lies in the moral of the story that develops into a great love story that can help you understand that love is not always about "having", but it is often about "giving" happiness to another person.
Many may not like the end of the movie but have a great reflective purpose, watch, analyze each segment and then reflect so they can understand it.