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"Funny & poignant Great performances from Kate Hudson and Joan Cusack." -- Bill Zwecker, CHICAGO-SUN TIMES
"This sort of film thrives on chemistry, and Hudson and Corbett make it sparkle." -- James Verniere, BOSTON HERALD
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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.
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.
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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A great family movie...if you live in the 21st century. Not too comforting if you want the good ole days.Published 1 month ago by jwr1945
A really nice movie to snuggle up with popcorn if that's all that is available. Just a cute little story...Published 5 months ago by Lorenzo T. Batt