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My One and Only (2009)

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After leaving her philandering husband, an elegant socialite takes her two sons on a road trip across America in search of a better life.


Richard Loncraine


Charlie Peters
2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Renée Zellweger ... Anne Devereaux
Logan Lerman ... George Devereaux
Kevin Bacon ... Dan Devereaux
Troy Garity ... Becker
David Koechner ... Bill Massey
J.C. MacKenzie ... Tom
Eric McCormack ... Charlie
Chris Noth ... Dr. Harlan Williams
Molly C. Quinn ... Paula (as Molly Quinn)
Mark Rendall ... Robbie
Nick Stahl ... Bud
Phoebe Strole ... Wendy
Steven Weber ... Wallace McAllister
Robin Weigert ... Hope
Dan John Miller ... Car Salesman #1


After leaving her philandering husband, an elegant socialite takes her two sons on a road trip across America in search of a better life.

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) See more »

Also Known As:

Cansada de buscar marido See more »

Filming Locations:

Belen, New Mexico, USA See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$58,692, 21 August 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,475,970, 15 November 2009
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby | SDDS | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Although Dr. Harlan Williams' (Chris Noth) military service is never specifically addressed in the movie, he is seen wearing the insignia of the 45th Infantry ("Thunderbird") Division on one of his uniforms. This unit fought in both World War II and Korea. 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 »


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 »


Features The Big Heat (1953) See more »


Oklahoma Gasoline
Music by Jerry Abbott
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Renee's Spirited Performance As A True Lady
4 September 2010 | by ChrysanthepopSee all my reviews

Loncraine's 'My One and Only' is an adaptation of soap actor George Hamilton's mother, Anne. After catching her husband in the act of infidelity, Anne Deveraux takes off with her two teen sons and embarks on an adventurous road-trip hoping to find a man who would take care of them. While Anne's attempts fail, she remains high-spirited and hopeful through her struggles until she learns a most valuable lesson, that the best person to take care of you is you.

Writer Charlie Peters has wonderfully encrusted this period piece with plenty of humour that keeps the viewer amused all the way. The balance between humour and drama is well maintained as the story flows smoothly. While the cross country landscape is stunning to look at, Loncraine brilliantly captures the atmosphere of the 50s through the sets, setups, costumes, languages and music.

Renee Zellweger yet again proves what a tremendously gifted actress she is. She delivers another spirited performance as Anne Deveraux, a lady in the truest sense, and beautifully carries the role. Logan Lerman is wooden for the most parts. Kevin Bacon looks burned out and exhausted but that works for the character. Many familiar actors like Nick Stahl, Steven Webber and David Koechner, make appearances and leave a strong impression.

Unfortunately, 'My One and Only' hasn't gained the recognition it deserved and thus it remains an under-appreciated gem. I couldn't recommend it enough and one can enjoy it with the entire family.

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