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An unusual road trip movie about a mother driving her two sons from New York to Pittsburgh to St. Louis and eventually Hollywood in her quest to find a man to take care of them all.

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Bill Massey
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Charlie
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Dr. Harlan Williams
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Paula (as Molly Quinn)
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Wallace McAllister
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An unusual road trip movie about a mother driving her two sons from New York to Pittsburgh to St. Louis and eventually Hollywood in her quest to find a man to take care of them all.

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An almost perfect portrait of a family comedy


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Rated PG-13 for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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3 September 2009 (Israel)  »

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Cansada de buscar marido  »

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Box Office

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$58,692 (USA) (21 August 2009)

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$2,475,970 (USA) (13 November 2009)
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Although Dr. Harlan Williams' (Chris Noth) military service is never specifically addressed in the movie, he is seen wearing the insignia of the 45th Infantry ("Thunderbird") Division on one of his uniforms. This unit fought in both World War II and Korea. See more »

Goofs

The movie is set in 1953, yet when Anne (Renee) is seen walking through town just before her husband shows up at her apartment in L.A. There is a car parked on the side of the road with a modern (late 90's early 2000's) New Mexico License Plate. See more »

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Paula: Have you ever seen breasts?
George Devereaux: Sure... one.
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George Devereaux: No, I meant once. I saw some once.
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George Devereaux: Two. I saw two, once...
Paula: You wanna see mine?
George Devereaux: Who? Me? Now?
Paula: Ready?
George Devereaux: Okay. Sure, yeah.
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Crazy Credits

During the movie, we see Robbie doing cross stitch many times. At the end of the movie, we see Ann sitting in a chair, finishing the same cross stitch of their entire adventure, with "THE END." This goes right into the credits, which are done entirely in cross stitch. See more »

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Money Can't Buy
Written by Howard Herrick / Dillon O'Brian
Performed by Billy Valentine
Produced by Steve Lindsey
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Life on the Road
1 October 2009 | by See all my reviews

The first thing I want to refer to is some other comments about this movie. The writers ask why this is not getting a wider distribution. Months ago I saw George Hamilton on a talk show with a cut from My One and Only. That day I made a mental note to see it when it came out. As time went along I forgot about it. Then, by accident I saw a list of movies appearing at a theater and there it was. We were out of town and the theater was in a pretty remote place. Our home is near a major chain theater, not showing the movie. In fact, in our large metro area there is no sign of it. I checked with a friend in a town of several megaplexes. Same story there. This movie deserves to be seen. From what I've read, it's very loosely based on a time in George Hamilton's life as a young teen. (He is not in this movie, not even as a cameo.) Renee Zellweger plays the unlikely role of mother to two teen sons. She is a woman who is enigmatic and not a homebody. She is both guided by social conventions and very Bohemian in her own way. Kevin Bacon is also cast in a different light from parts we'd expect to see him in. He is quite a cad as an absentee father. The road trip on which we are taken has ups and downs as mom and sons ride in a new Cadillac convertible circa 1950's. Baltimore is the actual movie background made to appear as numerous other cities in other states. What will be the next stop along the way? Who will enter the lives of these three people? How will they get along as their fortunes rise and fall? These are the questions that develop as we get to know them and like them. The elements are sometimes tragic and sometimes comedic or a mixture of both. It's definitely a human interest story.


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