One True Thing Reviews

One True Thing Review
by Tim Voon
ONE TRUE THING 1999 A film review by Timothy Voon Copyright 1999 Timothy Voon 3 out of 5 for tragedy in the family more

One True Thing Review
by Luke Buckmaster
ONE TRUE THING Cast: Meryl Streep, Renée Zellweger, William Hurt, Tom Everett Scott Director: Carl Franklin Screenplay: Karen Croner based on the novel by Anna Quindlen Reviewed by Luke Buckmaster more

One True Thing Review
by Greg King
ONE TRUE THING (M). (Universal/UIP) Director: Carl Franklin Stars: Meryl Streep, Renee Zellweger, William Hurt, Tom Everett Scott, Lauren Graham, Nicky Katt, Gerrit Graham, Mary Catherine Wright, Hallee Hirsh, Patrick Breen Running time: 127...more

One True Thing Review
by Walter Frith
Set in the mid to late 80's, a film like 'One True Thing' attempts to tell the story of Kate Gulden (Meryl Streep) who has dedicated her life to being a homemaker and in the process of taking care of her family, finds that she becomes an unintentional...more

One True Thing Review
by Jamie Peck
ONE TRUE THING Reviewed by Jamie Peck ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Rating: ***1/2 (out of ****) Universal / 2:07 / 1998 / R (language, thematic elements) Cast: Meryl Streep; Renee Zellweger; William Hurt; Tom...more

One True Thing Review
by Wallace Baine
“I want to talk before I die,” blurts Kate Gulden (Meryl Streep) towards the end of “One True Thing.” Kate is in the final throes of terminal illness and with her ghoulish red eyes and oatmeal-colored complexion, she looks the part. Then, as her...more

One True Thing Review
by Steve Rhodes
The "F-word" is never spoken in the Gulden household in ONE TRUE THING. A family tradition is to gather around at New Year's and discuss their lofty plans for the coming year. "Failure" is considered the worst obscenity and is not to be uttered from the...more

One True Thing Review
by Nathaniel R. Atcheson
Director:  Carl Franklin Cast:  Meryl Streep, Renee Zellweger, William Hurt, Tom Everett Scott, Lauren Graham Screenplay:  Karen Croner Producers:  Jesse Beaton, Harry J. Ufland Runtime:  127 min. US Distribution:  Universal Rated R:  language more

One True Thing Review
by Michael Dequina
Although mine were a couple of the relatively few dry eyes left at the end of this adaptation of Anna Quindlen's tearjerking novel, I was not left untouched by this radical departure for director Carl Franklin (_One_False_Move_, _Devil_in_a_Blue_Dress_)....more

One True Thing Review
by Michael Redman
Removing masks may be the most difficult thing we can do. We all wear them and many of our relationships are mask to mask rather than human being to human being. They make life easier. It's much simpler to deal with most of the people you encounter...more

One True Thing Review
by Wallace Baine
“I want to talk before I die,” blurts Kate Gulden (Meryl Streep) towards the end of “One True Thing.” Kate is in the final throes of terminal illness and with her ghoulish red eyes and oatmeal-colored complexion, she looks the part. Then, as her...more
One True Thing Review
by Matt Williams
Director Carl Franklin tackles this small-scale tearjerker, based on Anna Quindlen's novel One True Thing. Although good, and appropriately sad, it never reaches its full potential. more
One True Thing Review
by Steve Rhodes
The "F-word" is never spoken in the Gulden household in ONE TRUE THING. A family tradition is to gather around at New Year's and discuss their lofty plans for the coming year. "Failure" is considered the worst obscenity and is not to be uttered from the...more
One True Thing Review
by Mark O'Hara
There is enough dysfunction among the Gulden family members to fill the plotlines of two or three television dramas for an entire season. What makes the film refreshing and watchable is that the director does not over-reach in portraying emotional...more
One True Thing Review
by Brian Koller
"One True Thing" has a very high quality to entertainment ratio. While it is certainly a very good film, with an excellent cast and script, it is a difficult film to watch. While the advertising campaign would have you believe that the film is...more
One True Thing Review
by Scott Renshaw
ONE TRUE THING (Universal) Starring: Meryl Streep, Renee Zellweger, William Hurt. Screenplay: Karen Croner, based on the novel by Anna Quindlen. Producers: Harry Ufland and Jesse Burton. Director: Carl Franklin. MPAA Rating: R (profanity, adult...more
One True Thing Review
by Harvey S. Karten
Reviewed by Harvey Karten, Ph.D. Universal Director: Carl Franklin Writer: Karen Croner, novel by Anna Quindlen Cast: Meryl Streep, Renee Zellweger, William Hurt, Tom Everett Scott, Nicky Katt, Lauren Graham more
One True Thing Review
by jasanfor
Who wouldn't want a mom like radiant Kate Gulden? She's the queen of arts and crafts, with domestic skills that could put Martha Stewart to shame -- just see how she embroiders pillows and decorates cribs like nobody's business. Besides, she's genuinely...more
One True Thing Review
by Susan Granger
With all that has been written about the feminist movement, it took Pulitzer Prize-winning Anna Quindlen to write an engrossing story that dramatizes the complex difference between our mother's generation and us, a confrontation between a woman...more
One True Thing Review
by Edward Johnson-ott
One True Thing (1998) Meryl Streep, Renee Zellweger, William Hurt, Tom Everett Scott, Lauren Graham, Nicky Katt, James Eckhouse, Patrick Breen, Gerrit Graham, Davud Byron, Stephen Peabody, Lizabeth MacKay. Screenplay by Karen Croner, based on the...more