This movie is exactly as the title says. Life in a day. An all encompassing journey through a handful of lives around the world. It shows us the human experience, in all of it's infinite intricacies. Watch this movie, and remember that it's not "just a string of Youtube clips" as some people say, but a glimpse at a human history, for a single day.
This is nothing short of a masterpiece, a film made out of fragments of life which all sum up in a palpable avatar of life itself. This film makes you cry and laugh and cry again and connects the viewer, the single human soul, with all of mankind. We're in this together. That's the simple but profound message delivered by this most humane film. Don't miss it, I beg you.
Faszinierendes Kaleidoskop von bewegenden, amüsanten und traurigen Alltagsszenen, die jedoch nicht hinterfragt werden. Die mitreissende Authentizität vieler Protagonisten bildet das Herzstück des Films. Leider ist der Soundtrack an vielen Stellen zu aufdringlich und pathetisch. Insgesamt jedoch einfach so zum Schauen sehr gut gelungen und bis zur letzten Sekunde inspirierend.
Emotionally moving and ultra humanistic. Its a glimpse in the lives of people from every spectrum of mankind and an invitation to join them for moments at a time. The editing was spectacular and the soundtrack was the glue holding the pieces together. Unique and refreshing concept executed with care and knowledge of our species. Highly recommended.
Not sure what this movie wants to be. A representational view of the people on our planet? Then it is overambitious and clearly fails. The clips are missing coherence. A good director could have made something out of it but in this case all that remains is the dull insight that 'life is beautiful'. My advice is to browse YouTube yourself. You will find better material and can act as a better director in the process.
Watched and evaluated by a scientist in the year 2510: "Oh look, in 2010 there has been a clear distinction: People in so-called underdeveloped countries were working so hard (and - like these African women - singing so nicely or - like the little shoeshine boy - had such a beautiful smile on their faces) while the rest of the world, especially people of the Western culture, had a lot of fun during their days."
It's worth for the concept and the execution. It was the first project of this magnitude. Not sure there will be another. Things, in three years, already changed quickly. Everyone is used to having (like with Facebook) their media being owned by the service they use online. The need to ask users to donate media is probably outdated. Will opensource have something to say about this? Are pre-teens already different?