One True Thing

One True Thing
One True Thing
  • R
  • 2h 7m
  • 1998
Certified Fresh89%
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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.

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Common Sense Says
Sad drama probably won't appeal to teens.

What Parents Need to Know

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.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:September 18, 1998
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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