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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
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Senator Sullivan
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Harold
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Dr. Cohen
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Clarice
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Evelyn Best
Michele Shay ...
June
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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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Release Date:

18 September 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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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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: [dressed as Dorothy] Welcome! There's no place like home!
Ellen Gulden: [silently, to herself] Thank God.
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True Thing is True to Life
10 November 2001 | by (Philadelphia, PA) – See all my reviews

It's not surprising that the majority of higher-rated votes were submitted by females aged 45+. This is the timeframe in women's lives when they become the caretakers of aged and ill parents. I lost my mother, from complications of cancer, in June, and went through most of the same emotions portrayed by Zellweger in this film. Yes, it made me cry, but the tears were real, the characters were real, and the plot development extremely accurate. Kudos to the entire cast and crew for a wonderful portrayal of life and death, and the promises of tomorrow.


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