One True Thing (1998)
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|An engaging, often humorous story of an ambitious young journalist who returns to her family only to find that rediscovering her parents mean redefining herself in ways she never expected. Insightful, inspiring and unforgettable, one true thing is truly a film that touches the heart.|
Editor's NoteONE 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.
Cast & Crew
|Tom Everett Scott|
|Anna Quindlen - Based On Novel By|
|Declan Quinn - Cinematographer|
|Carl Franklin - Director|
|Cliff Eidelman - Musical Score|
|Harry J. Ufland - Producer|
|Jesse Beaton - Producer|
|Karen Kroner - Writer|
Plot SummaryRenee Zellweger plays a tough, cynical New York City journalist whose mother (Meryl Streep) becomes afflicted with a serious illness. This news forces her to quit her job and end a serious relationship so that she can move back home and take care of her. As the journey unfolds, she begins to learn more about her past, which forces her to come to terms with her feelings of bitterness. Featuring impassioned performances by the entire cast, ONE TRUE THING is a powerful family drama.
|Meryl Streep, Nominee, Best Actress|
Golden Globe (1999)
|Meryl Streep, Nominee, Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture-Drama|