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Academy Award® nominee Kate Hudson lights up the screen with John Corbett in this hit romantic comedy. Helen Harris (Hudson) has a glamorous, big-city life ... working for one of New York's hottest modeling agencies. But suddenly her free-spirited life gets turned upside down when she must chose between the life she's always loved ... and the new loves of her life! Also starring Joan Cusack, RAISING HELEN is a laugh-filled treat you're sure to fall in love with!
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: As shallow and formulaic as a sitcom.
Ebert & Roeper
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Common Sense Says
Light drama with some appealing moments.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this movie has some strong language. Characters drink and smoke. Helen's smoking, imitated by one of the children, is evidence of her carefree lifestyle; we see her wearing a nicotine patch after she has to begin to be more responsible. Similarly, as the fun aunt she approves of a fake ID for an underage girl; as the parent, she does not. And before she has the children, she has casual sex, but afterward she is ready for a more complete relationship. An underage couple plan to have sex but are stopped in time. Some members of the audience will find the movie's portrayal of public school to be unfair. A strength of the movie is friendship between diverse characters.
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The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
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- Genre:Comedy, Drama
- Release Date:May 28, 2004
- Highest Available for Purchase:HD