Only the Lonely

Only the Lonely

DVD - 2005 | Widescreen version
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Comedy about a 38-year old Chicago cop who still lives with his mother, a domineering widow used to controlling her son's life. When he meets and falls in love with a young woman, Mama sets out to break up the romance.
Publisher: [Beverly Hills, CA] : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment ; Troy, MI : Distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment, c2005
Edition: Widescreen version
Branch Call Number: DVD O COMEDY
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (105 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Known best for being the film that brought classic movie star Maureen O'Hara out of retirement, this movie was shot and set around Chicago. Some Chicago films use just one or two major locations to prove authenticity. Not this movie....almost every scene is another Chicago location, some well kno... Read More »

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Sep 26, 2016

The cast is great, and this is one of my favorite John Candy roles. There are some daydream sequences I could do without where Candy's character imagines what might happen to his mother; these felt abrupt to me and pulled me away from the otherwise good story. All in all, this is a very good dramedy and worth seeing for John Candy's performance alone.


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