One Fine Day

1996 PG 1h 48m DVD

One Fine Day

1996 PG 1h 48m DVD
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When Maggie and Sammy miss their school field trip, Maggie's divorced dad and Sammy's divorced mom are forced to work together in this charming romantic comedy. At first, the grown-ups are at odds, but they warm to each other as the day progresses.
Michelle Pfeiffer, George Clooney, Mae Whitman, Alex D. Linz, Charles Durning, Jon Robin Baitz, Ellen Greene, Joe Grifasi, Pete Hamill, Anna Maria Horsford, Gregory Jbara, Sheila Kelley, Barry Kivel, Robert Klein, George Martin, Amanda Peet
Michael Hoffman
Widescreen 1.85:1
English, Spanish (Neutral)
French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, English: Dolby Digital 5.1
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 12+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 12+
age 12+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that One Fine Day touches on issues including divorce and absentee parents. One child wanders off continuously, scaring caregivers. There's some swearing ("s--t," "a--hole," "bastard," etc.), plus kissing, innuendo, and scenes of a woman in her bra. But overall this is light, romantic, escapist fare.

Sexual Content

Melanie and Jack kiss passionately. Melanie is shown in a bra while she's trying on different outfits; another scene of a woman partially dressed. Flirting, innuendo.


One child continues to wander off, scaring caregivers, one of whom screams her name standing on top of a car. Some yelling/tense conversations and bullying comments.


Language is infrequent but includes "bastard," "s--t," "goddammit," "damn," "hell," "ass," "a--hole," "hell," and more.

Social Behavior

Despite frantic schedules and random crises, main characters rise to the challenge and ultimately remain responsible, loving parents. Another character skirts his parental duties.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Characters drink cocktails at an after-work business meeting. One child overhears another mention "LSD" and asks parent what it is.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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