If you are a fan of wine, vineyards, and the incredible scenery of the south of France, you may want to check out the movie THE ONLY ONE, which is out in selected theaters and available on VOD this weekend.
THE ONLY ONE tells the story of Tom (a girl, played by Caitlin Stasey), who gets back to her ex-boyfriend’s house after six years of absence. Having recently turned 30, she is starting to contemplate her biological clock and question her preference for adventure over settling down. David, who has always loved her, had dedicated himself to a minimalist life making wine since her departure. When he seems willing to leave it all behind to restart their relationship, Tom must decide whether to commit or take off again.
The movie underlines that Tom is unconventional, not only by giving her a name that is usually masculine, but by repeated shots of the actress’ unshaven armpits. Personally, I was more shocked by her opening a 10-year old bottle of wine without its owner’s permission than anything else, but the point is that she’s not a girl from the 1800s. It seems the main intention is to remind us that the road “less traveled,” as Robert Frost so elegantly once wrote, is always there as an option. The shout out to this fantastic poet was one of the best moments in the story.
THE ONLY ONE was written by Seth Gilbert and produced/directed by first time filmmaker Noah Gilbert. The film also stars Jon Beavers, and Niseema Theillaud. It is 104 minutes long and will not be rated by the MPAA.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I –
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.Robert Frost – The Road Less Traveled