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Raising Helen (2004)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 28 May 2004 (USA)
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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Helens små underverk  »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$37,486,138 (USA) (3 September 2004)
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In both this movie and in the TV series Heroes (2006), Hayden Panettiere and Katie Carr portray niece and girl friend respectively, to one of the main characters (Helen here, and Peter in Heroes). In both cases Carr plays a character named Caitlin. See more »

Goofs

When Nilma introduces herself, she introduces herself as Nilma Prasad, and when Helen is looking for a new job, she refers her to her husband Ravi. However, when Helen shows up on the used car lot, she asks for a Ravi Patel instead of a Ravi Prasad. 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 opening credits interacts with the opening scenes, wiping on/off screen with passing persons and objects. See more »

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Featured in Late Night with Conan O'Brien: Episode #11.125 (2004) See more »

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I Want To Know What Love Is
Written by Mick Jones
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A fun, sweet movie, with real values
23 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

This is a must see movie! The whole family will enjoy it. Kate Hudson is enjoyable to watch. John Corbett was a good leading man for her. Good writing, directing, acting. Joan Cusack makes it a complete sweet dramatic comedy. The kids were well chosen for this, they are all good actors! Abigail Breslin is such a cutie in this. I liked the Pastor being portrayed as a regular guy, a real person, with normal desires, Yet he was still a good pastor, a spiritual leader that could be trusted. This movie reminds us that getting back to the things in life that are important is what makes our lives rich & happy.


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