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One True Thing

Rated R for language.

R In Theaters 09/18/1998 , 127min.
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David Edelstein
The movie's themes are enormously resonant, which makes its doddering tastefulness that much more frustrating. Full Review
James Berardinelli
Although the plot rarely excels, the actors bring enough to their roles to transform this motion picture into a satisfying weeper. Full Review
Keith Phipps
The Onion (A.V. Club)
It's a film whose virtues--particularly its rare, intelligent portrayal of the relationship between two generations of women--outweigh its faults. Full Review
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
One True Thing demonstrates that the power of simple things, the transcendent nature of the ordinary, can make for riveting filmmaking. Full Review
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
In the end, One True Thing suggests, families can be healed even in loss. This may not be a true thing, but at least this emotional drama offers up hope, sweet like one of Kate Gulden's tasty cakes. Full Review

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