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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.

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Richard Loncraine

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Charlie Peters
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Cast

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
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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.

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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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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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 »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$58,692, 23 August 2009

Gross USA:

$2,479,538

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,026,272
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Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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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 shirt Robbie is embroidering has an Interstate Highway system logo for I-66 on it; it should be a US Route logo for US 66. I-66 wouldn't exist for many years, and wasn't anywhere near where they went. 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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Chicken Walk
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Life on the Road
1 October 2009 | by papacornSee all my reviews

The first thing I want to refer to is some other comments about this movie. The writers ask why this is not getting a wider distribution. Months ago I saw George Hamilton on a talk show with a cut from My One and Only. That day I made a mental note to see it when it came out. As time went along I forgot about it. Then, by accident I saw a list of movies appearing at a theater and there it was. We were out of town and the theater was in a pretty remote place. Our home is near a major chain theater, not showing the movie. In fact, in our large metro area there is no sign of it. I checked with a friend in a town of several megaplexes. Same story there. This movie deserves to be seen. From what I've read, it's very loosely based on a time in George Hamilton's life as a young teen. (He is not in this movie, not even as a cameo.) Renee Zellweger plays the unlikely role of mother to two teen sons. She is a woman who is enigmatic and not a homebody. She is both guided by social conventions and very Bohemian in her own way. Kevin Bacon is also cast in a different light from parts we'd expect to see him in. He is quite a cad as an absentee father. The road trip on which we are taken has ups and downs as mom and sons ride in a new Cadillac convertible circa 1950's. Baltimore is the actual movie background made to appear as numerous other cities in other states. What will be the next stop along the way? Who will enter the lives of these three people? How will they get along as their fortunes rise and fall? These are the questions that develop as we get to know them and like them. The elements are sometimes tragic and sometimes comedic or a mixture of both. It's definitely a human interest story.


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