The One (2011)
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"The One" is a real face-palm of a film. It has all the necessary ingredients of a well done (albeit insubstantial) 4-star indie film -- all ingredients except one: a skilled scriptwriter. Either that, or every character in the movie is supposed to be schizophrenic for some unknown reason. Characters' motivations seem to turn on a dime. The closeted character is uncomfortable with his sexuality one minute, then seemingly fully comfortable the next, only to instantly regress back to the closet in yet another. In one scene, the closeted character tells his paramour to get out of his life, and then the very next minute when he leaves the apartment, the closeted character is so obsessed he's stalking the paramour and following him to a gay bar, presumably jealous that the paramour might find someone else. It's just nuts! Hence, the "face-palm" at the start of the review. Unfortunately, "The One" amounts to a string of squandered opportunities. This film would have been (and should have been!) much better, had it a decent script. As it is, it's just a nice-looking time filler.
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