My One and Only
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The pace is decidedly slow, but that makes "My One and Only" all the better. While Zellweger is the glue that holds the family (and the movie) together, a wonderful performance is turned in by Logan Lerman, who plays the older son George. George serves as narrator and his emotional expressiveness is just right for the part. I highly recommend "My One and Only" and I wouldn't be surprised if the viewer might want to see it for a second time.
The performances were adequate, with even Chris Noth having a brief part as a one of the lunatics she briefly picks to marry. David Koechner plays a great little role as another one of the crazies she tried to marry. Renee plays her role quite well, but it is hard to feel for her as she leap frogs from man to man, uprooting the boys each time as they travel to California from New York. Logan Lerman (who I first remember from Meet Bill) succinctly plays one of her boys, that if you do not read the art or remember the spoiler ads - gives a nice twist at the end of who he becomes.
The picture quality is fine, but it could definitely use a Blu treatment. The sound is 5.1, but the strength of making this 3.5 star film a 5 is the two documentaries. Both last just over 30 minutes each and have a plethora of great material about the making of and creation process. Some of the best moments though are how candid everyone is (especially the writer - Peters) with how broken the Hollywood film making/writing process is. I was laughing harder here than in the film at how sadly honest they were in what it takes to sell a film in Southern California now - worth the watch on their own.
Overall, not a solid piece for fans of the supporting cast (Bacon, Noth, Koechner, Stahl) as each only have short appearances. The film hinges on Renee who graces the screen in the way she is known for, and the "twist" of discovering who her kid becomes - but the emotions feel a little shallow. Hope you enjoy.
The movie plays out like movies of the 1940's and 50'... just so entertaining. It kinda reminds me of Neil Simon plays.
Sad that only action flicks and kids animated movies are the movies that we are inundated with today. I just absolutely loved it !!! I am watching it the second time and I enjoyed just as much as the first time, maybe more.
Just a word of caution, If you are not 60 plus you want understand this movie or probably enjoy it. It is like movies were when movies were really movies
Back in the 1960's Rene character would have been cast as Vivien Leigh, Jean Simmons, Janet Leigh, and other stars of that era that could have played a lady who life had dealt a blow from which you just don't recover, you just endure.
Anne packs up her sons and leaves. Robbie (Mark Rendall) the older son by a different father is stereotypically gay. George (Logan Lerman) is 15 and is mature for his age. He becomes our voice of reason, outsmarting his mom's suitors who are not desirable when she can't see their flaws. Anne is old fashion southern. She is attempting to adapt to the societal changes in post WWII America. Ladies, do not drive. Robbie doesn't have the personality to drive, so unlicensed George is the family chauffeur. Anne instructs her son to look forward and never use the rear view mirror. She is that optimistic. The opening scenes are quick at revealing character.
Anne has trouble surviving in the real world, having never lived without being dependent on a man. The film is an enjoyable light comedy and light adventure. For those who like the quirkiness of an indie, and the star acting of a first run feature, this one has it all. Recommended viewing.
1 F-bomb, no sex or nudity.
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Great movie.... however it streaming stalled several times and it would have been nice to enjoy the movie without the interruptions.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
All the characters were sharply drawn and flawless. The relationships were believable and Renee Zellweger delivered a top-flight performance. Outstanding film.Published 2 months ago by whitetidelinedesigns
MY ONE AND ONLY is a road trip movie that is part comedy and partly a drama about ambivalent relationships between father and son, and mother (Renee Zellweger). Read morePublished 2 months ago by Tom Brody
Very well acted by all and Renee was as always wonderful she has great range as an actress.Published 10 months ago by Pandora Smith
[Caution: spoilers ahead] George Hamilton the famous actor was in this movie and I didn’t recognize him for a moment. Read morePublished 11 months ago by THowerton
Charming and touching film. A real heartwarming account of a woman growing independent and her two sons becoming strong men in the process. Wonderful performances throughout. Read morePublished 13 months ago by B. Pocker
Renee Zellweger is the bomb! At least that is what they say. She makes the movie excellent as far as I am concerned. She is most delightful in all her films, this one included. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Amazon shopper 17345