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My One and Only
Inspired by the childhood experiences of actor George Hamilton, director Richard Loncraine's bittersweet period comedy tells the tale of one mother's attempt to find a new father for her two young boys after catching her husband with another woman. Beautiful but mercurial, Ann Devereaux (Renée Zellweger) has always gotten by on her own charms. Her husband, Dan (Kevin Bacon), is a successful bandleader, but when Ann becomes a witness to his infidelity, she packs their two sons, George (Logan Lerman) and Robbie (Mark Rendall), into her baby-blue Cadillac Coupe de Ville convertible and… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 68%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Part road trip, part coming-of-age story, the film ultimately reveals itself as a Hollywood memoir, but it saves any stardust for its last moments."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"My One and Only is like a tale told by a first-rate raconteur, its twists and turns all the more intriguing because it's all true -- more or less."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"The next time someone bemoans 'They just don't make 'em like they used to,' buy them a ticket to My One and Only. Sometimes they do, and sometimes they make them better."
‑ Simon Foster,
"A sharp and witty script provides the fuel for this captivating road trip in which the potential husbands of Renee Zellweger's Ann Deveraux are the pit stops."
‑ Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile
"... Zellweger shines in the middle of it all ..."
‑ Jim Lane, Sacramento News & Review
"If you have any curiosity at all about how a fellow like George Hamilton became a fellow like George Hamilton, My One and Only answers the question by looking, fondly, at his primary caregiver."
‑ Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
"This isn't exactly untraveled territory, but director Richard Loncraine makes this potentially familiar story fresh..."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"A road-movie with a flat tire, this is a dull journey that follows the teenage George Hamilton as he and his mother set off to find a new life along Route 66. It's a lifeless comedy, long on trivial adventure and short on drama and energy."
‑ Simon Weaving, Screenwize
"feels like a black-and-white rerun on late-night TV."
‑ Jason McKiernan,
"A pleasant trifle of a movie that doesn't let facts interfere with a good fable."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"A grand, colorful coming-of-age story with a candy box color palette and a standout performance by Renée Zellweger. It's a great story and a great crowd-pleaser."
‑ Mick LaSalle, Houston Chronicle
"It's refreshing, and let's hope it's [Zellweger's] passport out of rom-com purgatory and into mature roles. Sadly, it is a better career move than it is a movie."
‑ Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer
"Funny, surprising, moving and uplifting, the film soars in a restrained, early 50s kind of way"
‑ Andrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile
"Even if it isn't as singular -- or as memorable -- as its title might suggest, it's sweet enough and soft enough around the edges to make it a diverting little road trip."
‑ Mike Scott, Times-Picayune
"In the midst of blockbusters that involve giant robots and teen wizards, "My One and Only" is an enjoyable film that got lost in the cinematic shuffle of 2009."
‑ Linda Cook, Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
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