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My One and Only (film)

My One and Only
Promotional film poster
Directed by Richard Loncraine
Produced by Aaron Ryder
Ara Katz
Art Spigel
Written by Charlie Peters
Starring Renée Zellweger
Logan Lerman
Mark Rendall
Eric McCormack
Chris Noth
Nick Stahl
Steven Weber
Kevin Bacon
Music by Mark Isham
Cinematography Marco Pontecorvo
Distributed by Herrick Entertainment
Release dates
  • August 21, 2009 (2009-08-21)
Running time 108 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $3,026,272[1] (Worldwide)

My One and Only is a 2009 comedy film loosely based on a story about Merv Griffin.[2] Griffin pitched the idea for the script, and had shepherded the project from idea to production, until his death in 2007. His company served as one of the film's producers.[2]

My One and Only starred [2] The film was directed by Richard Loncraine and written by Charlie Peters.


In undercover police officer, who takes her for a prostitute and charges her with solicitation. One man sexually assaults her; one is in love with another woman.

George decides he wants to live with his father, but Danny turns him down because he is often on the road for his work. George is greatly disappointed and concludes that Danny does not love him. Later, when George asks Danny why he does not support them financially, he says he sent money several times, but Ann always returned it.

Ann does not like her sister in

Once Ann and the boys arrive in Los Angeles Ann comes home one day and finds Danny sitting in there apartment. He asks her if she still loves him and that he wants her and the boys to go back to New York with him and live there again. She replies by says "I don't know if I love you but I do know I don't need you". Danny then leaves and says "If you ever change your mind you know where to find me". Ann gets work as an extra, and Robbie tries acting.

After their first day of acting as extras George states that maybe his mum was correct all along and everything will turn out ok. Then Ann gets a call saying unfortunately Danny has died in New York after a show. He got a heart attack. She tells the unfortunate news to George and he starts to cry. After a few days George flies back to New York to attend Danny's funeral.

He decides to remain in New York and study to become a writer, with Ann's blessing. However, later he returns to Los Angeles, and it turns out that George is better at acting than Robbie. Robbie gets work in Renée Zellweger as Ann Deveraux (based on Ann Hamilton Spalding)[2]

  • [3]
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  • Chris Noth as Harlan[2]
  • Nick Stahl as Bud, Paula's older brother[3]
  • Steven Weber as Wallace[3]
  • Kevin Bacon as Danny Deveraux[4]
  • Eric McCormack as Charlie[5]
  • Robin Weigert as Anne's sister, Hope
  • David Koechner as Bill Massey
  • Molly C. Quinn as Paula, a friend George makes in Pittsburgh
  • Production

    Filming took place in the Baltimore area beginning on June 9, 2008. Part of this filming took place in the Institute of Notre Dame private high school.[3] Other locations included Mount Vernon, Baltimore, and the 26-acre (110,000 m2) estate Tyrconnell near Lake Roland. For several weeks in early August 2008, further filming took place in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

    Many of the scenes include the use of an azure blue 1953 Cadillac Eldorado.[2] The 1953 Eldorado "hero car" (#87 out of just 532 Cadillac Eldorados made that year) was used at the film's premiere in New York City on August 18, 2009 at the Paris Theater, Manhattan.


    The jazzy score to My One and Only was composed by Mark Isham, who recorded it with a 20-piece jazz orchestra ensemble of the Hollywood Studio Symphony at the LA Sound Gallery in Burbank, California.[6]


    The film was released on August 21, 2009, in New York City, New York, and Los Angeles, California.[7] On September 4, 2009 the release was expanded to 20 markets across the US.[8] The film was also released in the Netherlands on September 10, 2009.[9]


    Rotten Tomatoes gave the film a rating of 71% based on 65 reviews.[10]


    1. ^ My One and Only at Box Office Mojo
    2. ^ a b c d e f Fleming, Michael (May 26, 2008). "Noth's the 'Only' one for Loncraine".  
    3. ^ a b c d e Borys Kit (June 2, 2008). "Logan Lerman to play George Hamilton".  
    4. ^ Michael Fleming (June 19, 2008). "Bacon lands 'One and Only' role".  
    5. ^ Sam Sessa (July 17, 2008). "Eric McCormack of 'Will & Grace' joins 'My One and Only' cast".  
    6. ^ Dan Goldwasser (January 21, 2009). "'"Mark Isham scores 'My One and Only. Retrieved January 21, 2009. 
    7. ^ Press notes, "Herrick Entertainment Presents 'My One and Only', A Film by Richard Loncraine"
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    10. ^ My One and Only at Rotten Tomatoes

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