One True Thing

One True Thing

DVD - 1999
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A daughter Ellen, gives up her job and boyfriend to take care of her dying mother. Her father, a gifted professor of an English department, is more occupied with having his life running as smoothly as possible than caring for his wife. Living at home, Ellen discovers many new aspects to her parents' personalities, a father who is human despite his imperfections and a mother who loves her family passionately. When her mother finally dies Ellen is suspected of hastening her death with morphine.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Home Video, [1999]
ISBN: 9780783230580
0783230583
Branch Call Number: DVD ADULT
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (128 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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JLIOlib
Aug 27, 2017

Meryl Streep is amazing, as always.

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Karenina7777
Mar 01, 2012

Excellent acting, but a schlocky and overly sentimental script.

nadian May 31, 2009

Heartfelt and deeply emotional. A brutal look at a family falling apart during times of intense grief.
Renee Zelwegger is beautiful as a daughter torn between her family and her own life.
Meryl Streep is the best, unfortunately, during her character's times of intense suffering and pain.

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nadian May 31, 2009

Coarse Language: Several brief moments containing adult language.

nadian May 31, 2009

Sexual Content: Implied and suggested through language.

nadian May 31, 2009

Violence: No violence but subject is adult and is not suitable for children.

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Grecoel
Apr 13, 2017

George Gulden: Your mother needs you, Ellen! Jesus Christ, you got a Harvard education, but where is your heart?

nadian May 31, 2009

"It's so much easier to be happy. It's so much easier to choose to love the things that you have, instead of always yearning for what you're missing, or what it is that you're imagining you're missing. It is so much more peaceful."

nadian May 31, 2009

"It's so much easier to be happy. It's so much easier to choose to love the things that you have, instead of always yearning for what you're missing, or what it is that you're imagining you're missing. It is so much more peaceful."

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nadian May 31, 2009

nadian thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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