One True Thing
When a tough New Yorker (Renée Zellweger) learns her mother (Meryl Streep, in an Oscar-nominated performance) has cancer, she quits her job, breaks up with her boyfriend and moves back in with her parents to help out. But she inadvertently uncovers several family secrets, including one about her philandering father (William Hurt). Carl Franklin directs this tear-jerking adaptation of Anna Quindlen's novel of the same name.
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- Carl Franklin
- 1999 Golden Globe Awards
- Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
- 1999 Academy Award®
- Best Actress nominee: Meryl Streep
Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, English: Dolby Digital 5.0Other features
A lovely anamorphic widescreen disc with sound in Dolby 5.0. It has English and French audio, with English and Spanish subtitles. Also included are a 5-minute "Spotlight on" featurette, the trailer and production notes.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that brief profanity earns this film an R rating, and there are intense and disturbing scenes concerning Kate's illness and euthanasia. The movie probably will not have much appeal for teens, who are seldom ready to consider their parents as fully human, but those who want to see it may come away with a better appreciation for the complexity of relationships and the diversity of accomplishments.
- Sexual Content
- Intense and disturbing scenes concerning Kate's illness and euthanasia.
- Language earned this an R rating.
- Social Behavior
- Not applicable
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Social drinking
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it