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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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Paula (as Molly Quinn)
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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

Opening Weekend:

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

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

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

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Paula: Have you ever seen breasts?
George Devereaux: Sure... one.
Paula: You saw one breast?
George Devereaux: No, I meant once. I saw some once.
Paula: Some?
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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Featured in Late Show with David Letterman: Episode #16.191 (2009) See more »

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Well, Oh Well
Written by Tiny Bradshaw (as Myron C. Bradshaw), Henry Glover & Sydney Nathan
Performed by Tiny Bradshaw
Published by Fortnox Music, Inc. (BMI), Bienstock Publishing Company (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Gusto Records, Inc.
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From Coast To Coast
23 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The year is 1953. The war in Korea is over,but for former band singer, Anne Deveraux,the battle has just begun. After she walks in on her cheating,no good S.O.B. of a husband & his current "item",she packs her clothes,takes her two teen aged sons out of school,and proceeds to leave New York,forever to make a new life (and perhaps to find a new hubby,which won't be easy,as her better days as a singer/sex symbol of twenty-something years ago are far behind her). The trio make their way across the continental United States in search of something better. Renee Zellwegger absolutely shines as Anne,a woman determined to make better in life (or at least try). Her two sons (both by different men),George (played by Logan Lerman),who is an aspiring writer,and Robbie (Mark Rendall,who nearly steals the show),a closeted homosexual,who is toying with the idea of acting. Kevin Bacon has some nice,but brief time as Anne's cheating husband,Dan Deveraux. English director, Richard Loncraine ('Richard III','The Missionary',and one episode of 'Band of Brothers')works very well with his cast in recreating the era (the early 1950's),as well as his set designer (Brian Morris,who deserves kudos for his work here). This is one of those quirky,sleeper films that somehow manage to capture the hearts of the advantageous audiences that do turn out for "left of centre" films like these (in other words,films that shy away from the usual Hollywood bombast sausage factory kind of films that slither into the multi-plexus that are only happy to screen them---screw you,Jerry Bruckheimer). A film for audiences who truly care. Rated PG-13 by the MPAA,for rude language & sexual content (but nothing too graphic).


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