My One and Only Reviews

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Jolene Mendez
Entertainment Spectrum
September 18, 2009
Depressing tale of a mother's love, or at least what she thinks love is.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Simon Weaving
Screenwize
March 10, 2010
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 | Original Score: 2/5
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
August 23, 2009
Boasts a charming cast and superb production design along with briefly amusing and heartfelt moments which get bogged down by bland dialogue and an unfocused plot that often meanders.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.75/10
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Laremy Legel
Film.com
August 21, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: C
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
August 19, 2009
More dull calamity than stirring triumph.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Tricia Olszewski
Washington City Paper
September 3, 2009
A generic road-trip/coming-of-age/up-by-your-bootstraps hybrid.
Jeffrey Lyles
Gazette (MD)
September 4, 2009
fails to provide audiences with more than a few madcap adventures and changes in scenery.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Kyle Smith
New York Post
August 21, 2009
Flouncing across the country like Miss Piggy, Renée Zellweger makes My One and Only a fabulous bore.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Top Critic
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
August 21, 2009
Zellweger isn't dreadful -- in fact, she's more appealing than she's been in years -- but she's not quite good enough. Neither is the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
September 3, 2009
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
November 24, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
September 3, 2009
My One and Only aspires to a top-down breeziness, but at the end of the road it's as foolish and superficial as a suntan.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Sean O'Connell
Charlotte Weekly
September 11, 2009
Melodramatic, starting and stopping without achieving a flow.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
September 28, 2009
A pleasant trifle of a movie that doesn't let facts interfere with a good fable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
August 18, 2009
Occasionally diverting but ultimately forgettable.
Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly
August 27, 2009
This is a trifle too sweet to dip as dark as despair -- at worst, we know Anne will learn self-reliance.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
September 11, 2009
Scripter Charlie Peters falters when it comes to the big picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle
August 21, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Top Critic
Scott Tobias
AV Club
August 20, 2009
Director Richard Loncraine applies a period gloss to the proceedings, but adds little momentum; the film never gets on Zellweger's batty wavelength.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine
August 21, 2009
The film's flaws and charms just about balance each other out.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
April 12, 2011
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