The Tomatometer rating – based on the published opinions of hundreds of film and television critics – is a trusted measurement of movie and TV programming quality for millions of moviegoers. It represents the percentage of professional critic reviews that are positive for a given film or television show.
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The Tomatometer is 60% or higher.
The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
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It has a smoothly intoxicating style and never overplays its hand. Better, it doesn't drip in maudlin melodrama, its emotional undercurrents happening with an almost effortless believability that's tastily refreshing.
Set in the '50s, it shares that decade's sunny optimism without acknowledging the oppressive ugliness that lurked beneath. Even when Anne and her sons are getting tossed out of yet another unpaid-for hotel suite, the movie remains upbeat.
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.