Raising Helen

Raising Helen
Raising Helen
  • PG-13
  • 1h 59m
  • 2004
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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

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Critics Consensus: As shallow and formulaic as a sitcom.
Reviews
BBC.com
Stella Papamichael
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This isn't funny enough or dramatic enough.

June 20, 2017
Ebert & Roeper
Richard Roeper
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[Garry Marshall] piles on the cornball touches with the sledgehammer effect of a bad sitcom direct...

June 20, 2017
Salon.com
Charles Taylor
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This ode to the most stifling aspects of family and motherhood make you feel like the hicks have a...

June 20, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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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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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Drama
  • Release Date:May 28, 2004
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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