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 »
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 »
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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