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My One and Only (2009)

PG-13  |   |  Adventure, Biography, Comedy  |  25 September 2009 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Massey
Dr. Harlan Williams
Paula (as Molly Quinn)
Wallace McAllister
Car Salesman #1


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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


An almost perfect portrait of a family comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

25 September 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cansada de buscar marido  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


$2,475,970 (USA) (13 November 2009)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Dedicated to the memory of Merv Griffin, who shepherded the project from idea to final credit. See more »


When Anne and Dan are talking in the kitchen of the California motel suite, the electric clock on the wall is plugged into an outlet but the second hand does not move. See more »


Bill Massey: As a man, there's only one thing you need to know about a woman.
George Devereaux: What's that?
Bill Massey: They're never the right temperature.
George Devereaux: No?
Bill Massey: Something to do with their plumbing. Reproduction. Whatever reason, most of the time... they're either too hot or too cold. Mostly too cold. So what you have to do... is carry a sweater or a jacket or something with you at all times. Something you can keep in the trunk of your car... or in your closet at work... for when their thermostat gets messed up.
George Devereaux: What else?
Bill Massey: That's it. ...
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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 »


References I Love Lucy (1951) See more »


My One and Only
Written by Dillon O'Brian
Performed by Holly Palmer
Produced by Steve Lindsey and Dillon O'Brian
Arranged by Mort Lindsey
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Wonderful Nostalgia
16 February 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I've just seen the European Premiere at the Berlin Film Festival. Although it did not win the major prize it was very well received. I enjoyed it enormously. It tells of a 1930's high society mother (Renee Zellwegger - never better) who walks out on her unfaithful husband (Kevin Bacon) after discovering another woman in his bed. She sets out with her two sons on a road trip across America to find a new rich partner who can keep her and her sons in the style they have become accustomed. One of her sons is serious and bookish and regrets missing his schooling while the other is an extremely effeminate gay who dreams of becoming a Hollywood star (a wonderfully camp performance by Mark Rendall who 'steals the picture' with some superbly funny quips). The journey across America and the weird and wonderful characters they meet make this an exceedingly engaging 'Road Movie'. It is beautifully photographed and well acted and directed. The dialogue is sharp, funny and entertaining. Highly recommended!

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