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A Little Help (2010)

R  |   |  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 buckling in 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. Laura needs "a little help" to deal with her life. Written by duke1029

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Ever have one of those lives?

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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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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Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.176 (2011) See more »

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If You Want To Rock And Roll
Written by Dion DiMucci
Performed by Dion DiMucci (as Dion) and Zach Page
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26 November 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie after first coming across it on IMDb and reading stellar reviews describing it as a "dramedy". Unfortunately, I found the beginning slow and drawn out to the point of boredom. I had a difficult time caring about any of the characters or what would happen to them. I actually fell asleep and had to rewind in my quest to find the point where it would improve. I did not find this movie interesting or funny and some scenes were actually distasteful. I thought the characters annoying and unlikeable. Some reviewers commented that this movie was great because it was true to life; not every situation ends up tied up in pretty bows and perfect endings, etc. Sure, that's true. BUT, that does not mean I should be satisfied watching characters without redeeming qualities who do not develop in a movie with a flat ending. If I'm going to invest 108 minutes in a movie my lowest expectation is to care about what happens to the characters. It's interesting to read such different reviews about the same movie. In this case, since some people loved it I would suggest watching it yourself if the storyline interests you and then post a review here.


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