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Join Academy Award®-winners Meryl Streep and William Hurt, along with Renee Zellweger, for an unforgettable look at the pleasure, pain and ultimate joy of being a family. When crisis confronts Katherine and George Gulden, they turn to their grown daughter, Ellen, for support. An ambitious New York journalist, Ellen at first rejects the idea of returning home. But once there, Ellen embarks on a journey of self-discovery that will change her forever. Uplifting and humorous, One True Thing is filled with the power of genuine passion.
Misleading Plot summary and trailer
My wife and I were looking for an uplifting and humorous film, and the plot summary describes this film in those exact words. Almost all the humour is in the trailer. The film explores the angst and moral dilemmas surrounding people terminally ill with Cancer. There is a tiny hint of an uplift in the final scene, but after watching it, we felt dark & sad. Very well put together, and poigniant, but not to be watched if you don't want to explore the morality of end of life issues. This is a serious warning for anyone suffering with cancer, or caring for someone with it, that the case for ending someone's life is powerfully advocated in this film.
One True Thing
This is an AMAZING film, a heartfelt look at the human condition! Maryl streep is, as always, outstanding & this is my favourite of her films. Renne is surprisingly good & her charactors journey is very relatable. One true thing is a good old weepie to watch with the girls, that leaves you with something a bit bit more profound to ponder upon!
I enjoyed this film a lot. Meryl Streep is excellent as a busy housewife and mother who is diagnosed with cancer. Her husband is a professor and writer played by William Hurt who is in total denial about his wife's illness. Renee Zellweger plays the daughter who goes back home to look after her mother, who she didn't really relate to. Of course, as time passes she starts to bond with her and realise that things aren't always what they seem. It's a lovely film and has you dabbing at your eyes from time to time. It poses the question 'would you?'. Watch it and see.
- Genre: Drama
- Released: 1998
- © 1998 Universal City Studios Productions, Inc. All Rights Reserved.