| Original Score: 2/4
Loncraine's "My One and Only': Utterly disarming, combining two irresistible genres - the road movie with the romp about a kid's outrageous mother/aunt/grandmother (take your pick)
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.
| Original Score: B
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.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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.
| Original Score: 4/4
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.
| Original Score: 3/4
This isn't exactly untraveled territory, but director Richard Loncraine makes this potentially familiar story fresh...
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.
My One and Only isn't exactly memorable, but this little, personable movie is a fine showcase for Zellweger's talents and a paean to the sort of mid-1950s America best remembered in Norman Rockwell paintings.
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.
Basing psychological speculation on a biopic is notoriously risky. All I can say is that after seeing My One and Only, Hamilton's persona somehow clicked into place for me.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Renée Zellweger plays to her strengths as an unsinkable Southern belle in the safe and breezy 1950s period piece My One and Only.
| Original Score: B-
The movie is filled with fun '50s Americana, and Lerman, it turns out, really does have the magnetism and star quality to anchor a movie, in a way the real George Hamilton might envy.
| Original Score: 3/5
Flouncing across the country like Miss Piggy, Renée Zellweger makes My One and Only a fabulous bore.
| Original Score: 1/4
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.
Just when you think nothing will break the summer heat, in blows a cool breeze.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
My One and Only is an affectionate picture, set in the early 1950s, that coasts breezily on its charm and style.
Despite some clichéd set-pieces, the unassuming My One and Only keeps its balance and momentum.
A good-natured screwball road film set in 1953.
| Original Score: 3/5
| Original Score: C
My One and Only has an old-fashioned sensibility making for a pleasantly diverting road movie.
Occasionally diverting but ultimately forgettable.
A colorfully written, expertly directed and beautifully acted romp about the early life of actor George Hamilton that is guaranteed to make you feel warm all over.
Peter's lightning-fast script and Loncraine's steady direction steer this road picture to the sunny side of the street.
Pleasant and pro-made.