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Raising Helen 2004 PG-13 CC

Helen must choose between a life she loves or a new life.

Starring:
Kate Hudson, John Corbett
Runtime:
1 hour, 59 minutes

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Genres Drama, Romance, Comedy
Director Garry Marshall
Starring Kate Hudson, John Corbett
Supporting actors Joan Cusack, Hayden Panettiere, Spencer Breslin, Abigail Breslin, Helen Mirren, Sakina Jaffrey, Kevin Kilner, Felicity Huffman, Sean O'Bryan, Amber Valletta, Ethan Browne, Michael Esparza, Katie Carr, Shakara Ledard, Jane Morris, Joseph Mazzello, Catherine Tayrien, Evan Sabara
Studio Touchstone Pictures
MPAA rating PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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By Kelly VINE VOICE on April 4, 2008
Format: DVD
Helen finds herself in a situation she is not familiar with. After her sister's death, she is given custody of the three children. She has always been the party girl, but now she in the position of being a mom, and has no idea how to do it. This is a good film that touches on many issues. How to deal with loss, and how to raise children being at the forefront. Kate Hudson was well chosen to play Helen. You really get the feeling that she was completely out of her element being an authority figure with the kids.
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Raising Helen is a heartwarming story of an aunt learning how to raise her sister's three children. Starring Kate Hudson, Felicity Hoffman and Sean O'Brian, this will be a movie the whole family will enjoy.

After the unexpected death of her sister and brother in law, Helen Harris (Kate Hudson) finds out that she is now the primary caregiver for her sister's three children. But along with her job, fifteen year old Audrey, ten year old Henry and five year old Sarah are quite a handful. This comes as shocking news and trying to balance her job at a modeling agency and her hot nightlife is more than she can handle. Her other sister, Jenny, an already devoted mother, is unhappy that her sister, Lindsey, didn't leave her with the responsibility of raising her kids. She knows that Helen is not ready for the responsibility of being a mother. She has to help Helen learn the responsibilities of being a mom.

Despite some moments with a defiant teen and some mild profanities, this movie is a romantic comedy and demonstrates how a "family" can include more than just the people who share your genetics. Raising Helen is a heartwarming movie recommended for the whole family.
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A tip: watch Raising Helen the first time by yourself. I bawled at several points during this movie and that surprised me because I usually don't do that. I like how Kate Hudson's Helen grows up during the movie, at first she is career-oriented and likes to party, but she ends up settled at the end. The two younger kids in this movie are adorable and the oldest would cause any parent anxiety. Joan Cusack and John Corbett turn in awesome performances as well, Joan with her trademark subtle humor and John as the sexy pastor of the kids school. One of the funniest parts is the Inter-Faith hockey league (whoever came up with the names was very clever) and Helen's neighbor in Queens (and her baseball bat). All of the characters are well-written and the story really is touching, I felt a connection to all of the characters.
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Parenthood. An adoptive parent once told me that biological parents have 9 months to prepare for a child, often longer. Adoptive parents can hope, but nothing's a done deal til the child arrives.

It's got to be even worse for people who inherit their kids from a family member.

Helen (Katie Holmes) was the go-to girl at her modeling agency if you wanted a model placed at a popular club or a table at a fabulous restaurant. She had it all--a glamorous life in New York City, a great apartment, a fab job--and she was even dating a Ralph Lauren underwear model.

That is, until her sister died and left her three children with her. Helen did have a choice. She could cede the kids to her older sister, Jenny (Joan Cusack) who'd raised her after their mother died. But her sister chose her first so she had to try.

"Raising Helen's" a family friendly comedy about grief and reshaping your family. Mostly the show was typical Gary Marshall fare, which isn't bad, it just may not be to everyone's taste. This film was a rental for me and probably a one-time view.
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This is a VERY sweet movie about a girl who is very into her own life, and enjoys not really growing up. She was like the best aunt, she loved her family, and they loved her! But when a tragic accident occurs, she is left with her sisters 3 kids. She has to learn what is important in life, what matters most, how to be a mom, and how to live with 3 other kids, one that likes the bathroom as much as she does! Its a very sweet, heart-warming movie that anyone can enjoy!
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I love this type of movie, knew I would from the description. A family of three sisters - a fun-loving mom, a dour mom, and a single carefree modeling agent (Hudson). When the fun-loving parents are killed in an accident, the kids are left to...Helen (Kate Hudson) instead of the dour sister with kids. This is the story - how she copes/doesn't cope, how the kids react, how she learns to weigh family, friends, job & find romance in the end.

She (of course) must quit her high-paying job, move to Queens, get a new job (used car sales) & meet Dan, a sexy Lutheran pastor who runs the school where the children attend. The usual chaos ensues along with child-rearing angst (the part we parents love) until an expected happy resolution. Yes, it is trite and totally predictable and soapy and yet it is better than 90% of what is offered today in movie houses. If you want to be entertained for a couple of hours this is the movie to get.
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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. 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. Seeing Hayden Panettiere in a younger roll is interesting. Abigail and Spencer Breslin are very good as the kids, with Hayden. It is nice to see a film with Christian overtones make it (Corbett is a Pastor in this one).
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