My One and Only
My One and Only – Movie Review
A 1950s-set comedy in which the glamorous Anne Deveraux (Zellweger) embarks on a drive down the Eastern Seaboard in a quixotic search for a wealthy man to fund a new life for her and her sons.
“MY ONE AND ONLY” is apparently based on a true story and I’m not going to tell you who’s true story it is because you’ll find it out, literally, in the last 30 seconds which will give you the only real jolt in the entire movie. And, god forbid I should take that away from you. It stars Renee Zellweger as a spurned, spoiled wife of a bandleader who is played adorably by Kevin Bacon, who can’t keep his baton in his pants. She finally lights out on the road with her two sons. The movie starts with a 15 year old trying to buy a car for cash and the story unfolds from there. The two kids are played by actors who really have a feel for it. Kevin Bacon is fine but he just sort of bobs in and out. Other than the final twist, as I said, in the last thirty seconds, the only other thing that’s worth noting in this movie is one of Renee’s swain says “the only thing to know about women is that they have a funny sense of temperature so you should always have a sweater around so they never get cold”. Is it worth seeing the whole movie? Absolutely not. One star.