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.

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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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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The story is based on the life of George Hamilton's mother. See more »


The action of the movie is supposed to occur in the summer of 1953. In one scene a Greyhound Scenicruiser bus is shown leaving a bus terminal. The Scenicruiser did not enter production until 1954. 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 »


Money Can't Buy
Written by Howard Herrick / Dillon O'Brian
Performed by Billy Valentine
Produced by Steve Lindsey
Mixed by Bill Schnee
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User Reviews

Attractive divorcée travels with her teenage sons looking for a new husband.
6 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Although many of the male characters depicted in this film are exaggerated and portrayed unsympathetically, I believe it was a cinematic device to move the story along more quickly. It wasn't necessary to further develop the character of the men who sought to marry the down-on-her-luck Zelleweger--it wasn't their stories being portrayed, but that of the story of Zelleweger's determination to provide for her sons. If the men were stereotypical and one dimensional, it was done to make a point. I found a lot of sly humor underlying some of their personalities. Having been raised in the 50's, I know it was a sad reality of that time that most women had fewer choices when it came to relationships. It was a man's world and women very often had to rely on their good looks and being connected to the right man to provide for their needs. If Zelleger's character seemed devious and contriving in trying to find a husband, it was because of those hard realities. Maybe one needs to be a woman who has experienced a similar life to appreciate this. I enjoyed the movie and although it wasn't laugh out loud funny, it was entertaining and worth seeing.

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