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One True Thing (1998)

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A career woman reassesses her parents' lives after she is forced to care for her cancer-stricken mother.

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Brian Gulden
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Jules
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Jordan Belzer
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District Attorney
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G.A. Tweedy
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Oliver Most
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Harold
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Dr. Cohen
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Clarice
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Evelyn Best
Michele Shay ...
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When a tough New Yorker's mother is stricken with a serious illness, she is forced to quit her job and her relationship with her boyfriend to take care of her, finding out a lot of things she didn't know about her mother and father and her life along the way. Written by L. Lim <penny1@es.co.nz>

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love | new york | cancer | job | professor | See All (39) »

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Love What You Have.

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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18 September 1998 (USA)  »

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Cosas que importan  »

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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,606,455 (USA) (18 September 1998)

Gross:

$23,209,440 (USA) (13 November 1998)
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The film cast includes three Oscar winners: Meryl Streep, Renée Zellweger and William Hurt. See more »

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In one of the first flashback scenes, the Gulden family is driving in their car with the transmission lever plainly in the "Park" position. See more »

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Kate Gulden: It's so much easier to be happy, my love. It's so much easier to choose to love the things that you have, and you have so much, instead of always yearning for what you're missing, or what it is you're imagining you're missing. It's so much more peaceful.
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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My One True Friend
Written by Carole King, Carole Bayer Sager and David Foster
Produced by David Foster
Performed by Bette Midler
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Fabulous!
26 September 2004 | by (Chattanooga,TN) – See all my reviews

The reason I think this movie is fabulous is that it has so many layers of emotion. From the script and the fabulous acting you can tell that there is a history behind all of the feelings that there are. You understand why the characters take certain actions and why the do not make others. You can feel sympathy and joy and love and sorrow for them all at once. You see humanity at its best AND at it's worst. You can relate to the characters because although you may have never been in their exact situations before you see qualities and downfalls in them that you see in yourself. To a certain extent this movie kind of keeps you wondering but then at the end it explains itself and you feel a certain peace and understanding not only in you but for the characters. I will say that I have have never EVER cried so much in my life nor have gotten so much out of something. I implore you to watch this movie and take it's meaning to heart. That there is only one true thing and that is... love.


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