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One True Thing (1998)

 -  Drama  -  18 September 1998 (USA)
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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
David Byron ...
Senator Sullivan
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Harold
Lizbeth MacKay ...
Dr. Cohen
Mary Catherine Wright ...
Clarice
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Evelyn Best
Michele Shay ...
June
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Storyline

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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Plot Keywords:

love | new york | cancer | job | professor | See more »

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Love What You Have.

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Drama

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

18 September 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cosas que importan  »

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Box Office

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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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 »

Quotes

[to Ellen]
George Gulden: Your mother needs you, Ellen! Jesus Christ, you got a Harvard education, but where is your heart?
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Renée Zellweger/Eve (2001) See more »

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My Blue Room
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Streep is magical
16 September 1998 | by See all my reviews

I enjoyed this movie as much as you can, given the subject matter. Streep is completely amazing, Renee has some great moments, and Hurt does his usual preppy jerk routine. Several scenes will make you cry, but this is not the usual fatal-disease-in-the-family fare that you might expect it to be, thanks to Carl Franklin, who keeps the story fresh when stereotypes and cliches prevail.


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