One of These Days (2020) - Rotten Tomatoes

One of These Days (2020)




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Movie Info

In a small southern town in the US, twenty down-on-their-luck folks compete to win a brand new pick-up truck, a prize that might finally tip the scales of life in their favor. The annual 'Hands On' contest puts the vehicle literally within their reach -- the winning contestant is the last one standing with their hands held firmly on the truck. Armed only with their dreams and determination, the participants forgo basic human needs to stand around the pickup truck for days to beat out their competitors. All for the benefit of an enthusiastic audience and the glare of the local media who turn up each year for the car dealership's popular publicity stunt. As the blisteringly hot days and long nights of struggle, exhaustion, mind games, hilarity, loss of control and insanity add up, only one winner can drive away with the truck. Each contestant has their own reasons for joining the contest, and as the hours tick by, their humanity is laid bare. Who will hold on and win -- and at what cost?


Critic Reviews for One of These Days

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

A peculiar but largely successful riff on the real story.

April 9, 2020 | Full Review…

Günther has manipulated us to make his point. He wants to deliver a statement about the American dream, but we're not obliged to accept his conclusion. Maybe it's just the movie that's rigged.

April 2, 2020 | Full Review…

[An] empathetic and sensitively acted account of people struggling to (literally) get their hands on a piece of life-changing good fortune...

February 24, 2020 | Full Review…

A compelling critical analysis of the American Dream, with great central performances by Joe Cole and Carrie Preston

May 5, 2021 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

One of These Days is a bleak, unnerving, brilliantly acted slice of Americana.

March 24, 2020 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

The script is smart, engrossing and surprisingly layered.

March 3, 2020 | Full Review…

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