Day One is a 2015 live-action short film which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film. It is an okay, but typical film.
It is about a woman working as an interpreter for the United States Army and she is forced to deliver a baby for the wife of an enemy bomb maker. This plot is typical as the people from opposing sides work together for the baby. But it is also a bit unrealistic and it is never particularly interesting, being familiar from beginning to end. Plus that whole first act is a bit forgettable.
But the two women have great moments together and that whole ending is so sweet and a perfect conclusion to the film. I would have liked to have not seen some of the graphic moments of the delivery, but at least most is not shown and those moments, although overlong, are intense and well filmed. I liked Day One overall and it has its emotional scenes, but it is still forgettable and way to typical to be enjoyed more.
Day one is emotional, but also typical. It has its moments, but is ultimately forgettable.