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My One and Only Reviews

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Simon Foster
August 10, 2010
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.
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
March 6, 2010
Funny, surprising, moving and uplifting, the film soars in a restrained, early 50s kind of way
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
March 6, 2010
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.
Mike Scott
October 9, 2009
Even if it isn't as singular -- or as memorable -- as its title might suggest, it's sweet enough and soft enough around the edges to make it a diverting little road trip.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
October 2, 2009
... Zellweger shines in the middle of it all ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
September 26, 2009
In the midst of blockbusters that involve giant robots and teen wizards, "My One and Only" is an enjoyable film that got lost in the cinematic shuffle of 2009.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
September 22, 2009
You don't have to care anything about George Hamilton in order to enjoy this surprisingly entertaining little movie that will remind you why you once liked Renée Zellweger.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
September 14, 2009
What could have been a maddening portrait of spoiled self-entitlement is, instead, a plucky tale... Zellweger creates a nice portrait of chin-keeping-up-erness combined with encroaching self-awareness....
Cathy Jakicic
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
September 10, 2009
Zellweger does a nice job keeping her character more sympathetic than pathetic, as the realization that she is no longer an ingénue lets her become something more.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
September 10, 2009
A sweet, sentimental, occasionally naughty, attractively mounted piece of old-fashioned hokum that will appeal to audiences, mostly female, of a certain age.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Richard Knight
Windy City Times
September 8, 2009
This vintage set road comedy has enough amiable charms to make it across the finish line for those who like their movies to stay out of the fast lane.
Christian Toto
What Would Toto Watch?
September 5, 2009
My One and Only reveals the man behind the tan - and George Hamilton's feisty ma, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
September 5, 2009
The movie has a beautiful golden look, totally romanticizing the time period.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
September 4, 2009
An appealing drama revolving around a cross-country journey and a boy's quest to understand and appreciate his mother.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Tom Long
Detroit News
September 4, 2009
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 | Original Score: B
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
September 4, 2009
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
Michael Sragow
Baltimore Sun
September 4, 2009
It's affable entertainment -- a road movie with a smart map and characters who are unpredictable human beings, not just billboard attractions.
| Original Score: 3/4
Jim Judy
Screen It!
September 4, 2009
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Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
September 4, 2009
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.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Mick LaSalle
Houston Chronicle
September 4, 2009
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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