One True Thing (1998)

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A career woman reassesses her parents' lives after she is forced to care for her cancer-stricken mother.


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  • Renée Zellweger and William Hurt in One True Thing (1998)
  • Renée Zellweger and Meryl Streep in One True Thing (1998)
  • Renée Zellweger and Meryl Streep in One True Thing (1998)

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17 August 2001 | GMJames
7
| A well-acted, non-schmaltzy drama
What impressed me the most about "One True Thing" was how up-front it was when the daughter mentions her mother's cancer at the beginning of the movie. As depressing the subject matter was, it was a refreshing change of pace instead of being blindsided with the revelation about a character's fatal illness 2/3 into the movie ("Love Story" "Terms of Endearment", etc.).

Meryl Streep, Renee Zellweger and William Hurt give very strong performances that don't go over the edge. The characters they play seem human; they're not perfect people. (Arguably, one might not say that about the "Martha Stewart"-type character Streep plays but throughout the film, I found her character to be noble in a non-sappy way. She's dealing with her plight the best way she knows how.)

"One True Thing" is an observant, unsentimental family drama in which the tears at the end were well-earned.

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Release Date:

18 September 1998

Language

English, Portuguese


Country of Origin

USA

Filming Locations

Morristown, New Jersey, USA

Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,606,455 20 September 1998

Gross USA:

$23,245,840

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,616,840

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