Beyond the back to School/College advertising, there's two adverts splattered pervasively around London at the moment both with a love story type of theme. One is for a perfume called Loverdose, which I have been trying to work out how to pronounce. The other comprises Polaroid pictures all over buses and is for a film called 'One Day'.
Well. It's Bank Holiday weekend, so there's been plenty of rain on Sunday, causing us to decide to hit the cinema. The pronunciation of Loverdose is indeed, Loverdose, not l'overdose or Lover Dose any other derivation. I know this from the cinema advert. Yes it's Loverdose Diesel Perfume. Arom d' forecourt.
Then to One Day. The premise is an annual St Swithen's Day view of two people and what happens to their intertwined lives. I won't give away plot points although many have read the book and will have a fair inkling.
I actually found the movie quite entertaining. It had a good pace with a simplified story of the two people played by Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess. There have been various criticisms of Anne's accents in this film, as an American playing a Yorkshire lass. In truth the accent was all over the place - but not so different from some Americans one meets living in London or elsewhere. It's the same for we Brits when we spend time on the other side of the pond.
Beyond the accents, the movie tells a story of what happens, year by year, from circa 1980-something to the present day. I think the little band of us viewing all found it entertaining enough and were happy to chat about it over a glass of wine and some lovely food at Côte afterwards.