One True Thing Movie Review 1998

Information and Film Reviews for One True Thing the Movie

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Better check for the family-sized box of tissues before you take home this tearjerker about cancer-stricken mother Kate (Streep) and her relationship with arrogant, career-oriented daughter Ellen (Zellweger). After being guilted by her stuffy college professor dad (Hurt), Ellen agrees to care for Kate as the disease progresses, and the two bridge their emotional distance. Lifted above the disease-of-the-week Lifetime TV material by the presence of stars Streep and Hurt, and by the stellar performance of Zellweger. Based on the novel by Anna Quindlen.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 128 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Moms, Bad Dads, Disease of the Week, Women, Front Page, Tearjerkers, Female Bonding, Terminal Illness
Karen Croner
Meryl Streep, Renee Zellweger, William Hurt, Tom Everett Scott, Nicky Katt, Lauren Graham, James Eckhouse, Patrick Breen, Gerrit Graham
Declan Quinn
Carl Franklin
Cliff Eidelman
Harry Ufland, Jesse Beaton, Universal Pictures

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