Movie Review and Movie Quotes｜My One and Only ｜Renee Zellweger
My One and Only is a 2009 comedy-drama film. It’s a road movie set in the 1950s. Renee Zellweger plays the role of an elegant, self-absorbed mother Ann Devereaux. Ann is being preoccupied with her own thoughts, emotions, and interests all the time. She is being excessively concerned only with herself.
She was a blond Southern belle. During her second marriage, she married Dan (Kevin Bacon) who turned out to be a well-off compulsive womanizer that Dan frequently entered into casual sexual relationships with other women.
She could not accept Dan’s persistent betrayal and extramarital affairs so she left him with her two sons: George (Logan Lerman) and Robbie (Mark Rendall).
Ann was a typical example of a woman who was obsessed with making an excellent impression of showing her elegance on all sides. In her 40s, Ann was certain that she was capable of finding another man with her girlish charm to support her boys and herself. Over 40, Ann was still a beauty. She was a charming strong-minded woman but she wasn’t lucky in the route of love-searching.
Those men who chased after Ann are in trouble in certain ways. An old beau (Steven Weber), an army doctor (Chris Noth) who suffered from “battle fatigue,” Another elderly admirer prefers much younger women. She met an ex-military sadist, then a playboy. She took the road with her teenage sons in the hope of seeking another eligible bachelor.
A series of romantic misadventures left a mark on her mind. She gave up the idea of relying on men and she tried to find herself a job by being a waitress, which did not fit her talents and she screwed it up.
Her son George came to realize the dignity and love of his mom. Ann secures a new level of self-reliance as she and her son live through the unexpected pitfalls of the road. She does not fully understand her sons, but she loves them in her own way. I would not recognize her as a lousy mother. She was in trouble in certain ways. Still, she was trying so hard to provide her sons by being a protective mother.
#The movie script is written by Charlie Peters, based on the childhood experiences and recollections of actor George Hamilton.
▲Ann Devereaux (Renée Zellweger) left her unfaithful husband Dan Devereaux (Kevin Bacon) who cheated on her.
▼▲Movie quote: I don’t know if I love you anymore. But I do know that I don’t need you anymore.
▲Where was the gentleman she was looking for? The neighbor Nick Stahl is the exception, living in the same building, who turns out to be a true gentleman. There are wonderful men on earth, but suitable candidates are not easy to find.
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