One True ThingSeptember 18, 1998
A career woman reassesses her parents' lives after she is forced to care for her cancer-stricken mother.
Release Year: 1998
Rating: 6.9/10 (6,300 voted)
Critic's Score: 63/100
Stars: Meryl Streep, Renée Zellweger, William Hurt
When a tough New Yorker's mother is stricken with a serious illness, she is forced to quit her job and her relationship with her boyfriend to take care of her, finding out a lot of things she didn't know about her mother and father and her life along the way.
Writers: Anna Quindlen, Karen Croner
Tom Everett Scott
Mary Catherine Wright
Love What You Have.
Release Date: 18 September 1998
Filming Locations: Morristown, New Jersey, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $6,606,455
(20 September 1998)
Ellen's nightdress changes between shots when she answers the phone in bed.
Thank you for the world so sweet.Thank you for the food we eat.Thank you for the birds that sing.Thank you, God, for everything.
The reason I think this movie is fabulous is that it has so many layers
of emotion. From the script and the fabulous acting you can tell that
there is a history behind all of the feelings that there are. You
understand why the characters take certain actions and why the do not
make others. You can feel sympathy and joy and love and sorrow for them
all at once. You see humanity at its best AND at it's worst. You can
relate to the characters because although you may have never been in
their exact situations before you see qualities and downfalls in them
that you see in yourself. To a certain extent this movie kind of keeps
you wondering but then at the end it explains itself and you feel a
certain peace and understanding not only in you but for the characters.
I will say that I have have never EVER cried so much in my life nor
have gotten so much out of something. I implore you to watch this movie
and take it's meaning to heart. That there is only one true thing and
that is… love.