My One and Only

My One and Only

DVD - 2009
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The beautiful but mercurial Ann Devereaux (Renee Zellweger) has just left her philandering husband Dan Devereaux (Kevin Bacon), a society bandleader, and taken to the road with her teenage sons, George (Logan Lerman) and Robbie (Mark Rendall), in search of a wealthy replacement mate. Although it's 1953, Ann is certain that her girlish charms will serve her as well as they did two decades earlier. But time has marched on since Ann's courting days, and it seems that the losers and playboys outnumber the eligible and willing bachelors. Ann never gives up hope, but a series of new schools for the boys, ever more humble lodgings and romantic misadventures start to take the gloss off their trip. Yet Ann is indefatigable, her pride matched by the flighty enthusiasm of her older son Robbie, a flamboyant boy who believes he is meant for a life on the stage, and the cynical wit of George, an observant aspiring writer.

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lizbeth51
Apr 14, 2016

I really enjoy Renee Zellweger's performances and the way she looks! She got my attention from the start and I liked the other characters too. The story is good: I didn't know it was based on George Hamilton's life until I read the comments here. I would like to give this ten stars! **********

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huy1993
Nov 25, 2014

This is a really moving and inspiring movie. It did a excellent job of recreating the 1950s. From the building to the wardrobe and the behaviors, it just feels like the past. Moreover, the movie not only emphasizes the relationship between man and woman but also the bond between mother and son as well as father and son.

A so-so film.

voisjoe1 Jan 23, 2013

Supposedly, this is a road movie about a time when the actor, George Hamilton, was a teenager. His mom leaves her husband who is caught philandering with another woman. She leaves with her two sons and sets off to try to find a new father for her two sons. She gets involved with all kinds of men, but they all have one trait. They are not good for her and her sons. Kind of a light dramedy - kind of like George Hamilton - actor - lite.

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bstudent
Mar 27, 2012

drama-good movie, good cast, just not one for me.

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globalgirl
Sep 08, 2011

Logan Lerman is absolutely sparkling and charming in this film.

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docjnsuss
Aug 13, 2011

Despite a good cast this movie was dull from start to finish. Apparently a snapshot of George Hamilton's life with his eventual stardom in movies and show business. George, his gay brother and mother leave New York City on a road trip across America. Along the way they stop in various cities as Ann (George's mother) tries to find a new husband. Eventually the trio arrives in Hollywood and thankfully the saga ends.

nadian Apr 30, 2010

A good premise with a somewhat interesting plot however the dull pace and poor acting on many accounts left this film quite dry.

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CalicoJack
Feb 16, 2010

Above all, this tender drama about a newly single mother & her two teenage sons demonstrates beyond a shadow of a doubt that Renée Zellweger was born to wear retro. In scene after scene she appears in fabulous 50s-period make-up, hairstyles, accessories, & costumes--right down to the lingerie—all offset by wonderful lighting & camera work. But in addition--at risk of sounding catty, & although I know Zellweger’s acting technique sometimes entails exaggerated facial contortions--I thought at times her face looked downright grotesque in this film—for example, in her final scene with Kevin Bacon. Is it just me, or have some of her recent cosmetic enhancements gone sadly awry?

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joseph
Dec 28, 2009

Fair – My One and Only (2009) 108 min. The film does sport great production values but is mired in a not too compelling story. The story is basically about actor George Hamilton’s mother (played by Renee Zellweger) and how he influenced him during his younger years. I found myself looking at my watch through this one.

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huy1993
Nov 25, 2014

huy1993 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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