My One and Only (2009) Renée Zellweger plays to her strengths as an unsinkable Southern belle in the safe and breezy 1950s period piece My One and Only . With… 2009-08-21 PG-13 PT90M Comedy Logan Lerman Renee Zellweger Kevin Bacon Chris Noth Robin Weigert Freestyle Releasing
Movie Review

My One and Only (2009)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
Reese Witherspoon, My One And Only | BELLE HOP In My One and Only , René Zellweger plays the road-tripping, husband-seeking mother of actor George Hamilton
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BELLE HOP In My One and Only, René Zellweger plays the road-tripping, husband-seeking mother of actor George Hamilton
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Limited Release: Aug 21, 2009; Rated: PG-13; Length: 90 Minutes; Genre: Comedy; With: Logan Lerman and Renee Zellweger; Distributor: Freestyle Releasing

Renée Zellweger plays to her strengths as an unsinkable Southern belle in the safe and breezy 1950s period piece My One and Only. With a platinum blond assist, the scrunchable star crinkles prettily as Ann Devereaux, a flirty yet flinty survivor who scoops up
 her two teenage sons, loads them into a 
powder blue Cadillac Eldorado, and leaves her philandering bandleader husband (Kevin Bacon) in New York. One son, Robbie (Mark Rendall), is a Project Runway queen born a half century too soon; the other, George (Logan Lerman), narrates the story and grows up to become…eternally charming, cleverly self-mocking George Hamilton. Yes, this is 
 actually the Tanned One's life story, spun into a weightless movie as cheerily artificial as the Old Navy pitchman's bronze skin tones.

As Ann and her boys motor west toward Los Angeles, Mama looks up old beaux in search of a potential new man with $$$ (she's got a knack for the wrong guys), Robbie does embroidery, and George worries for the three of them. The whole journey unfurls in a billow of fashionable costumes and generous small cameos from nice TV actors, including Chris Noth, Nick Stahl, Eric McCormack, and the
 always enlivening Robin Weigert (Calamity Jane in Deadwood) as Ann's stingy sister. B-

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Originally posted Aug 25, 2009 Published in issue #1063 Sep 04, 2009 Order article reprints