18 user 10 critic

The One and Only (2002)

It's love at first sight when Stevie and kitchen installer Neil meet. But she's pregnant with her Italian footballer husband and Neil and his girlfriend are adopting Mgala from Burkina Faso. Is it too late for love and happiness?


Simon Cellan Jones


Peter Flannery (screenplay)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Justine Waddell ... Stevie
Richard Roxburgh ... Neil
Jonathan Cake ... Sonny
Patsy Kensit ... Stella
Michael Hodgson Michael Hodgson ... Stan
Aisling O'Sullivan Aisling O'Sullivan ... Jenny
Kerry Rolfe Kerry Rolfe ... Sharon
Donna Air ... Donna
Angel Thomas ... Mgala
Charlie Hardwick Charlie Hardwick ... Doctor
Tom Goodman-Hill ... Kitchen Salesman
Trevor Fox Trevor Fox ... Trevor
Joe Caffrey Joe Caffrey ... Joe
Judi Earl Judi Earl ... Manageress
David Begg ... Removal man


When Stevie meets Neil on the day he comes to deliver her brand new kitchen, it's already too late for love at first sight. Too late for both of them. Stevie is already five minutes pregnant by her Spanish footballer husband. And too late for Neil too - his wife Jenny has already applied to adopt an African girl. But too late or otherwise, love at first sight is exactly what happens. How can Neil and Stevie get out of their mistaken marriages and into each others arms?

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Comedy | Romance


See all certifications »

Did You Know?


The production was supported by Newcastle City Council and other regional agencies to try and promote a more positive image of Tyneside. However the film never secured wide distribution and its own limited run in Newcastle earned less than £1,200. See more »


Remake of The One and Only (1999) See more »


Rose Rouge
Ludovic Navarre (as Saint Germain)
Piano performed by Alexandre Destrez
See more »

User Reviews

sweet romantic comedy with great leads
27 July 2005 | by sandybeedeeSee all my reviews

I've just seen this movie on DVD. Its sweet and surprisingly funny. And has two great performances from Richard Roxburgh and Justine Waddell. The best scenes in the film are when they're together. You really want them to have their happy ending. The direction is erratic, and the writing's weak, but they're charming so it doesn't matter. There's also a funny performance by Michael Hodgson. Newcastle looks good, and the movie has a fun soundtrack. I wish there were cast interviews and more behind the scenes footage on the DVD. It kind of looks like it was done on the cheap. But the movie itself is sweet and funny. A good way to spend a Sunday evening.

13 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 18 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.



UK | France



Release Date:

21 February 2003 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Az igazi See more »


Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:




Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed