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Raising Helen (2004)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  28 May 2004 (USA)
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After her sister and brother-in-law die in a car accident, a young woman becomes the guardian of their three children.

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Helen Harris is living the life she's always dreamed of: her career at a top modeling agency is on the rise; she spends her days at fashion shows and her nights at the city's hottest clubs. But her carefree lifestyle comes to a screeching halt when one phone call changes everything. Helen soon finds herself responsible for her sister's children: 15-year-old Audrey, 10-year-old Henry, and 5-year-old Sarah. No one doubts that Helen is the coolest aunt in New York, but what does this glamour girl know about raising kids? The fun begins as Helen goes through the transformation from super-hip to super-mom, but she quickly finds that dancing at 3a.m. doesn't mix with getting kids to school on time--advice that Helen's older sister, Jenny, is only too quick to dish out. Along the way, Helen finds support in the most unusual place--with Dan Parker, the handsome young pastor and principal of the kids' new school--and realizes the choice she has to make is between the life she's always loved ... Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Helen help us.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for thematic issues involving teens | See all certifications »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$14,239,252 (USA) (28 May 2004)

Gross:

£463,995 (UK) (3 September 2004)
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The Referee for Pastor Dan's Hockey game is introduced as former Olympic skater Scotty Buttons. His name is a combination of the names Scott Hamilton and Dick Button. Both Hamilton and Button were past Gold Medal winners in the Olympics for the United States. See more »

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When all the children and Helen are talking at the table, Sarah's hands move between shots. See more »

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Club Doorman: What we got here; 1,2,3,4 - 4 beautiful ladies. Come on. Cesar let them in. Nice. Not you, too random.
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The Other Sister
22 June 2007 | by (Virginia Beach) – See all my reviews

Three sisters, played by two real actresses and one Hollywood daughter. One dies, one is overly stuffy and the third — who inherits the children — has the Devil-in-Prada life. Its the third sister the movie focuses on, but its Joan Cusack that steals this. She's the "unfun" sister.

Joan acts with her face to an extent that with anyone else, Jim Carey for instance, would only be comical. But she makes it real, as if she is a real character with someone inside pulling strings violently. But she shows us on the side that she (the actress) really does have this all under control. We don't have many actresses that can underdo overdoing it and make it work without having the whole project be invented around her.

She's really wonderful. I'm trying to find the film she wrote: "The Cabinet of Dr. Ramirez."

As for the movie: brand name fast food.

Ted's Evaluation -- 1 of 3: You can find something better to do with this part of your life.


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