My One and Only (2009)

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Critic Consensus: A breezy road movie with characters both glamorous and familiar, My One and Only is a colorful period look at the early life of actor George Hamilton.


Movie Info

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 … More

Rating: PG-13 (for sexual content and language)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Charlie Peters
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 9, 2010
Box Office: $2.3M
Runtime:
Freestyle Releasing - Official Site

Cast


as Dan Devereaux

as George

as Robbie

as Dr. Harlan Williams

as Wallace

as Becker

as Bill Massey

as Paula

as Candy/Mary Beth

as Drama Teacher

as Car Salesman #1

as Car Salesman #2

as Henry the Doorman

as Tanya (Blond Singer)

as NYC School Principal

as Sales Manager

as Boston Waiter

as Boston Maitre D'

as Oliver Pierson

as Pawnbroker

as West Penn Doorman

as Stage Manager

as Police Officer

as Diner Woman

as Diner Child

as Diner Man

as Diner Waitress

as Mrs. Donahue

as Painter Ted

as Mr. Dillon

as Oedipus Chorus Girl

as St. Louis Principal

as Marla Massey

as Mr. Pelker

as Assistant Director

as Marty Kamen

as Radford Teacher #2

as Teen Girl

as Woman With Dog

as Band Woman #1

as Bellboy

as Diner Man

as Ann Devereaux
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Critic Reviews for My One and Only

All Critics (72) | Top Critics (26)

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.

Full Review… | September 4, 2009
Detroit News
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | September 4, 2009
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | August 10, 2010
sbs.com.au

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.

Full Review… | March 10, 2010
Screenwize

Funny, surprising, moving and uplifting, the film soars in a restrained, early 50s kind of way

Full Review… | March 6, 2010
Urban Cinefile

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.

Full Review… | March 6, 2010
Urban Cinefile

Audience Reviews for My One and Only

Agreeable comedy follows a mother as she attempts to find a new father for her two young sons after catching her husband with another woman. Actor George Hamilton's real life reminiscences on The Merv Griffin Show form the basis of this road movie about his childhood. Renée Zellweger plays the self absorbed woman who unrealistically thinks she can simply get by on charm alone. She is the matriarch of this rather eccentric family of three and their slight adventures form the bulk of this occasionally entertaining film. Despite her capriciousness, she remains a likable character and the best reason to see the film. Period detail of the 1950s is painstakingly recreated.

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Mark Hobin

Super Reviewer

½

Logan Lerman's performance is the best reason to watch this film. He steals the movie. Logan happens to be a fast rising star in Hollywood with impressive performances in 3:10 to Yuma and Percy Jackson. He reminds me of a young Tobey Maguire. He should have gotten the Spider Man role in the Spider Man reboot. In this film, Logan really shines.

The film is well cast, with an nice ensemble. Renee Zellweger is ok playing Logan's mother. The film kind of reminded me of a Neil Simon kind of film. The dialog is sharp and well written. The big problem with the movie is the pacing, which is completely off. Had they fixed the pacing up, then the film would have been much better.

However, despite the pacing problem, the film is worth checking out, especially for Logan Lerman's performance.

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Sol C

Super Reviewer

½

Anne Deverauxer (Renee Zelweger) is a glamorous southern belle and mother of two teenage boys who walks in on her philandering husband Dan Devereaux, musician and band director (Kevin Bacon) in bed with another woman.

Fed up, she packs her bags, cleans out the couple's safety deposit box and walks out taking the boys with her. One of her sons is the 15 year old Logan Lerman as George Devereaux aka George Hamilton, whom she instructs to buy a car. He is the narrator of the story. When he shows up at a Cadillac dealership with a wad of money to buy a car, the salesmen are flabbergasted, but it all makes sense when his mother shows up and purchases a 1953 blue Cadillac Eldorado convertible as they need a new car to leave town. She embarks on an adventurous road-trip hoping to find a man who would take care of them.

The further away they go from NY, the more the mother learns about her family and herself. Her determination to search for a new life is inspiring as she is humiliated, arrested, and dumped a bunch of times but always manages to keep her chin up. In the end she learns the most valuable lesson, that the best person to take care of you is yourself.

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Deb S

Super Reviewer

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