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

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$2,475,970 (USA) (13 November 2009)
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The story is based on the life of George Hamilton's mother. See more »

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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

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 »

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Features The Big Heat (1953) See more »

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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 Road Picture
16 September 2009 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

This is truly an engaging, endearing and very funny look into relationships; both romantic and filial, typical of the 1950's.

One member here criticized the movie as hetero-phobic; I wouldn't go that far, but men in the 1950's were certainly not metrosexuals! And the classy blond belle which Ms. Zellweger plays with pitch perfect demeanor is just the type of woman that would attract unattractive male attention. The brutes she meets give the film its energy and give her a journey worth making for the audience. And there are two supporting male characters who are good hearted in the film, so the criticism simply doesn't hold up. Zellweger has never been better!

What we have here is a funny and poignant story about the survival of a woman who leaves her husband in the world of the 1950's. As good as Ms. Zellweger is, the movie is stolen by the two very gifted young actors who portray her sons; Logan Lerman and Mark Rendall. The two of them couldn't be more different, but they are brothers and understand each other and understand their mother. Lerman plays the more grounded of the two and creates a very real and sympathetic portrait. Rendall plays the flighty older brother; obviously gay and has a good deal of the "zinger" lines which he delivers perfectly. After 20 minutes, you want to be with this family for the rest of the film.

This is the kind movie that depends on writing and Charlie Peters has given us a convincing and at times, very witty screenplay. You feel and understand every character. The movie is directed with an understated classiness by Loncraine. It moves from adventure to adventure fluidly with assurance and style. And the production design has perfectly captured the era.

Don't miss this one! Frankly, one of the best films of 2009.


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