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One True Thing [DVD] [Widescreen]

  • R
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • ONE TRUE THING tells the sobering story of a family whose strength is tested when tragedy strikes. Ellen Gulden (Renee Zellweger), a writer living in New York City, has dedicated her life to becoming a successful journalist. When she learns that her mother, Kate (Meryl Streep--nominated for an Oscar for her performance) is dying of cancer, her life is forever altered. Ellen's father, George Gulden (William Hurt), a National Book Award winner and university professor, pressures her into moving home and sacrificing her own life for her mother's sake. The pressure of running the household combined with the pain of seeing her mother grow terminally ill threatens to overwhelm Ellen, and she is further upset when she discovers that her father may not be the ideal she thought he was. Based on the book by journalist Anna Quindlen, ONE TRUE THING tackles its serious subject matter without becoming heavy-handed, a tribute to Carl Franklin's (ONE FALSE MOVE) accomplished, compassionate direction.
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 20440

  • Credits
    Meryl Streep, Mary Louise Streep, Rene Zellweger, Renee Zellweger, Renee Kathleen Zellweger, William Hurt, Tom Everett Scott, Lauren Graham, Nicky Katt, James Eckhouse, Patrick Breen, Gerrit Graham, Bud T. Chud
  • Critic Reviews
    "...Streep and Zellweger nail every laugh and tear..."
    Rolling Stone

    "...A gold-plated cast..."
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...Extraordinary performances and restrained direction....ONE TRUE THING is a rare thing: an unsentimental heart-wrencher..."

    "...Ms. Streep's performance is as uncomprimised as any she's given....[It's] real enough to be a film you can believe in..."
    New York Times

    "...Franklin directs with welcome simplicity, letting the characters do the talking....With acting of this caliber, it's a wise move..."
    Box Office

    "...ONE TRUE THING demonstrates that the power of simple things, the transcendent nature of the ordinary, can make for riveting filmmaking..."
    Los Angeles Times

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