Comedy 2004 1 hr 59 min. | Rating: 2.5/4.0
Joan Cusack is the perfect mother and HUdson's character's surviving sister,who cannot understand why her sister left the kids in charge of Kate's character. Kate Hudson and John Corbett give fine performances in this touching and witty film about a sister stuck with her oldest sister's three kids after an accident. I've loved this movie for a number of years but only got around to buying it recently.
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Reviewed in the United States on January 3, 2007, It can be agreed that 'Raising Helen' is not 'Schindler's List', but it's a fun movie and resonates well with any woman who has sisters and anyone who has had to care for someone else's children. Before the film started, there was an animated short from Walt Disney Feature Animation titled Lorenzo, about a cat who gets his tail jinxed and comes to life. Raising Helen is a 2004 American comedy-drama film directed by Garry Marshall and written by Jack Amiel and Michael Begler. |. This ode to the most stifling aspects of family and motherhood make you feel like the hicks have all uprooted themselves and moved into the front office at Touchstone.
Raising Helen received mostly negative reviews from critics, as it holds a 25% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 132 reviews, with the site's consensus of the film: "As shallow and formulaic as a sitcom."
Coming Soon. High Arc Productions, She eventually convinces Jenny that she's finally ready to be a parent when she puts her foot down and shows Audrey who's boss. We want to hear what you have to say but need to verify your email. Jenny, who was listening to Helen talking to the children, still refuses to give the kids back to her. I think my favorite line in the movie is the line delivered by Jenny (Joan Cusack) in response to Audrey (Hayden Panettiere) when she and Helen find Audry in a hotel room with her boyfriend. In the end, Helen learns what is really important in life. Busy trying to appease the children and adjust to suddenly being a mom, Helen's concentration on her job begins to slip and she is fired by Dominique (Helen Mirren). |, December 28, 2010 You're almost there! Sign up here.
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Helen recognizes what the audience has known all along: "Holy can be hot!". There's no real conflict, and the screenplay sometimes approaches idiocy.
Nobody expected Helen to be named guardian of the children, especially since Jenny was already a super mom with two children and a third on the way.
Coming Soon. Audry declares, "YOu just ruined my life! Helen accepts the custody of the three children, and they move to a new apartment in Queens. and to receive email from Rotten Tomatoes and Fandango. The song was used in its original meaning of solving problems after single Helen, becomes the guardian for three of her late sister's children.
Get in the car. Raising Helen begins with the story of 3 sisters played by Felicity Huffman, Joan Cusack and Kate Hudson. Raising Helen movie reviews & Metacritic score: Helen Harris's carefree lifestyle comes to a screeching halt when she learns that she is now responsible for her sister's three children. Helen has been given custody of her sister's three children. The entire film is pretty much saved by Cusack, who seems to add so much to even the most stereotypical role.
Helen returns to her wild lifestyle full of partying and booze, yet feels much less fulfilled than she had been before she became responsible for the children. | Rating: 2/5
It covers so many aspects of a normal person's life, but with one exception. In foreign countries, it made $12,232,099. It is the type of movie that your girlfriend or wife will drag her mate to see. Single and self-involved, Helen Harris (Kate Hudson) has a thriving fashion career and a lavish lifestyle in New York City. The percentage of Approved Tomatometer Critics who have given this movie a positive review. Despite her already hectic schedule, Helen finds the time to develop a genuine affection for her new dependents, as well as an equally genuine attraction to Dan Parker (John Corbett), the kids' school principal and local Lutheran pastor. This isn't funny enough or dramatic enough.
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comedy, Touchstone Pictures, |, May 28, 2004 The film ends with Helen, Dan and the kids walking along a pier, and Sarah sits on a bench and ties her shoes all by herself. It grossed $37,486,138 at the U.S. box office. The featured song Whip It by Devo was used in the movie. Helen Harris (Kate Hudson) is living the high life in New York City and working for a top-modeling agency, when her sister and brother-in-law die in an auto accident. The film made $49,718,611 in its entire run, on a $50 million budget, making the film a box office flop.
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Don't have an account? Abigail and Spencer Breslin are very good as the kids, with Hayden. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Just confirm how you got your ticket. It stars Kate Hudson, John Corbett, Joan Cusack, Hayden Panettiere, siblings Spencer and Abigail Breslin, and Helen Mirren. Beautifully acted its just a really lovely movie. Helen Harris (Kate Hudson) and Lindsay (Felicity Huffman) were raised by their eldest sister, Jenny (Joan Cusack), after their mother died when Helen was seven.
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