The One I Love (2014)

The One I Love is a fantastic movie. It changes its setting well enough so that the movie never loses its inherent charm, from its beginning to its end.

The movie starts with a couple trying to make their broken relationship work and see a therapist. When the therapist sends them on a weekend to a vacation house in a pleasant setting, some weird stuff starts taking place that twists the initial path taken by the movie.

The mystery that unfolds slowly yet delicately keeps the audience intrigued. One point I didn’t like that much about the movie, is that it conveniently chooses not to explain the inner workings of the mystery. It’s a pretty well-thought-out piece of work, but it leaves a lot of questions that it doesn’t answer.

However, part of the movie’s brilliance is in not explaining the mystery that the movie poses. We can’t really ask the director to hand us the truth and the solved mystery on a silver platter, it’s up to us to figure it out. Clearly, explaining the mystery would have caused a bit of loosening up in the audience. By not explaining anything, it keeps the audience on the edge and rightfully keeps the thrill alive.

To sum it all up, a decent movie with decent acting, direction and cinematography. Not a must-watch, but one you can watch on your leisure and enjoy every moment of it.

Review by Rounak Chakraborty

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