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A Little Help (2010)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  22 July 2011 (USA)
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A woman gets entangled in a series of bizarre lies in order to take care of herself and her 12 year old son.

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Dental hygienist Laura Pehlke's marriage has become sexless and dysfunctional. Because she drinks and smokes too much and has let her appearance go, she suspects her husband is cheating on her. When he suddenly dies, she finds herself being buckling to her controlling sister and mother who push her into initiating a lawsuit she doesn't want to pursue against her husband's doctor and sending her introverted, troubled son to an elite private school he doesn't want to attend. Things get more complicated when she finds her son has told classmates his father is a dead 9-11 hero, and her brother-in-law confesses he's always loved her, not her sister. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Ever have one of those lives?

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Rated R for language, some sexual content and drug use | See all certifications »

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Malo pomoći  »

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$44,870 (USA) (22 July 2011)

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$85,789 (USA) (29 July 2011)
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I need "A Little Help" forgetting this awful piece of trash
11 October 2011 | by See all my reviews

I have no idea how this film can be rated anything above 2/10. The film is utterly pointless in every facet. Every frame is annoying.

I am a fan of the TV show "The Office", but I find Jenna Fisher's character in that show annoying. I guess playing annoying characters is her talent, because her character in this film is incredibly annoying throughout the film. It's hard to expand on that without including spoilers (not that anything could "spoil" this film more than the awful script already does); and I hate reviews with spoilers.

As I said, this film is pointless. Nothing is resolved. The main character (Fishcher) is an idiot who learns nothing and grows not one iota. Her son is a liar and an idiot who changes not one iota. She has problems; her son has problems; her sister and brother-in-law have problems; her nephew has problems, and on and on... None of these things are resolved. No point is made. The main character "grows" some reviewers claim? Did we watch the same movie? Fisher's character does one aggravatingly-stupid thing after another; me and my wife kept saying "Why would she do that?" This movie is a pointless, poorly-acted crapfest.


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