In Charlie McDowell’s refreshing and inventive twist on the love story, Ethan and Sophie escape to an idyllic country retreat in a last ditch attempt to save their ailing marriage. Sophie is attempting to forgive Ethan for an act of infidelity, straining to revive her affection for the man with whom she first fell in love. But what begins as a quiet opportunity to reconnect soon morphs into an unexplainable head-trip as their romantic retreat turns into an entirely different thing altogether. Starring Mark Duplass and Elisabeth Moss (in subtle, heartfelt performances) as a couple forced to confront both their relationship and their individual self-perception in an impossibly unique way, The One I Love turns the romantic comedy on its ear.
Length: 91 minutes
Premiere: New York
Director: Charlie McDowell
Screenwriter: Justin Lader
Producer: Mel Eslyn
Editor: Jennifer Lilly
Cinematographer: Doug Emmett
Executive Producer: Mark Duplass, Jay Duplass, Charlie McDowell, Justin Lader
Composer: Danny Bensi, Saunder Jurriaans
Cast: Mark Duplass, Elisabeth Moss, Ted Danson
In June 2013, Charlie McDowell received glowing reviews for his
first book, Dear Girls Above Me, based on his wildly successful Twitter
feed (which was ranked 6th on TIME Magazine’s “top 140 Twitter accounts” of 2012). A graduate of The American Film Institute’s Directing program, Charlie was awarded the Bridges/Larson Award for his work with actors. At AFI, he wrote and directed numerous short films, including Bye Bye Benjamin, which screened at many festivals nationwide.