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A Little Help -- Reeling from her husband's sudden death, Laura (Fischer) gets entangled in a series of bizarre lies as she works to take care of herself and her 12-year-old son.
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Directed by
Michael J. Weithorn 
Writing credits
Michael J. Weithorn (written by)

Produced by
Sirad Balducci .... line producer
Joe Gressis .... producer
Dena Hysell .... producer
Glen Trotiner .... associate producer
Michael J. Weithorn .... producer
Original Music by
Austin Wintory 
Cinematography by
Tom Harting  (as Thomas M. Harting)
Film Editing by
Joe Gressis 
Casting by
Russell Boast 
Richard Pagano 
Production Design by
Kelly McGehee 
Set Decoration by
Kelley Burney 
Costume Design by
Jenny Gering 
Makeup Department
John Jack Curtin .... key hair stylist
Dierdre Harris .... additional hairstylist
Mark Schmidt .... hair department head
Ande Yung .... makeup department head
Production Management
Michael Reichman .... unit production manager
Thomas J. Whelan .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Matthew McLoota .... assistant director: second unit
Matthew McLoota .... second assistant director
Eddie Micallef .... second assistant director
X. Sydney Ng .... dga trainee
Gary S. Rake .... first assistant director: second unit
Manny Siverio .... second unit director
Glen Trotiner .... first assistant director
Art Department
Michael Cory .... property master
Eddie DeCurtis .... on-set dresser
Sean Haines .... on-set dresser
Matthew W. Herschel .... assistant production designer
Alicia Leatherbury-Lamberti .... scenic charge
Marina Parker .... props production assistant
Maia Rose .... set dresser
Michelle Schluter-Ford .... set dec buyer
Nicole Scoppa .... assistant property master
Maria Sylvania .... set dresser
Sound Department
Antonio L. Arroyo .... sound mixer
Kevin W. Buchholz .... foley recordist
Steven Cahill .... supervising sound editor
Richard B. Larimore .... foley artist
Richard B. Larimore .... sound designer
Samuel Lehmer .... sound re-recording mixer
Anton Verenitch .... foley editor
Anton Verenitch .... foley recordist
Anton Verenitch .... sound editor
Damian Achilles .... stunts
Mike Burke .... stunt driver
Chris Colombo .... assistant stunt coordinator
Joanne Lamstein .... stunt double: Jenna Fischer
Manny Siverio .... stunt coordinator
Aaron Vexler .... stunt double: Chris O'Donnell
Camera and Electrical Department
Doug Brantner .... lighting technician
Oliver Cary .... b-camera operator
Caswell Cooke .... key grip
Dylan Crawshay-Williams .... grip
Darren Frohlich .... rigging gaffer
David Ganczewski .... key grip
Ted Goodwin .... electric
Travis Hottinger .... electrician
Travis Hottinger .... lighting technician
Matthew Jacobs .... dolly grip
Quenell Jones .... additional camera operator
Keitt .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Kate Larose .... first assistant camera
Rachael Levine .... camera operator
Larry Lewinn .... best boy electric
Frank Love .... second assistant camera
Toby Miller .... electrician
Ryan Minelli .... electrician
William Newell .... gaffer
Vincent Pierce .... dolly grip
Nate Slevin .... additional red camera technician
Brian Smith .... best boy grip
Daniel Stilling .... director of photography: second unit
Daniel Stilling .... steadicam operator
Daniel Wallenstein .... key grip: additional
Jacob Wasserman .... camera production assistant
Casting Department
Megin T. Boyles .... cast assistant
Robb Fitzgerald .... extras casting assistant
Tiffany Moon .... extras casting director
Aimée Musil .... casting assistant
J. Mitchell White .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Arlynn Abseck .... wardrobe supervisor
Havi Elkaim .... costume assistant
Mary Gierczak .... set costumer
Jennifer Schilling .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Cristina Esteras-Ortiz .... digital intermediate producer
Michael Smollin .... digital intermediate colorist
Music Department
Celeigh Chapman .... musician: vocals
Greg Ellis .... musician: drums
Liz Gallacher .... music supervisor
Darrell Hall .... music editor
Alexandra Hill .... music supervision executive
Steve Juliani .... music preparation
Steve Kempster .... music scoring mixer
Trevon Kezios .... music consultant
Larry Mah .... digital score recordist
Roger Manning .... musician: piano
Alexis Marsh .... assistant to composer
Justin Meldal-Johnsen .... musician: electric and upright bass
Tom Strahle .... musician: guitars
Billy White Acre .... musician: electric guitars
Austin Wintory .... orchestrator
Other crew
Kristen Boulé .... assistant: Michael Weithorn
Lindsay Brayton .... script clearance
Myo Campbell .... production assistant
Jamie Chan .... production office intern
Betty Chin .... production coordinator
Aaron Clayton .... location assistant
Carol A. Compton .... script clearance
Lloyd D'Souza .... assistant to producers
Danielle Davis .... craft service
Mary DeBellis .... stand-in
Debra Delibro .... production office intern
Myke Dixon .... end titles
Jodi Domanic-Riccio .... script supervisor
Dani Dornfeld .... production office intern
Joshua A. Friedman .... production assistant: second unit
Alexandra Hill .... music supervision executive
Crystal Jenney .... set production assistant
Brendan Kehoe .... location scout
Russ Klein .... additional key production assistant
Russ Klein .... staff production assistant
Sara Lane .... production accountant
Anthony Lote .... production assistant
Jenny Lovin .... assistant accountant/payroll
Mike McGuirk .... production assistant
Cecile Meguere .... production assistant
Jim Pellegrinelli .... assistant production coordinator
Dan Rafeld .... staff set production assistant
David C. Sales .... production assistant
Carey Seward .... location scout
Collin Smith .... location manager
Greg Staley .... key production assistant
Ian M. Stratford .... production counsel
Lygia Day Szelwach .... on-set teacher
Maura Trail .... office production assistant
Dennis Voskov .... assistant location manager
Henry Winnik .... unit production assistant

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Rated R for language, some sexual content and drug use
USA:109 min
Australia:MA15+ (2014) | USA:R (certificate #46638)

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[first lines]
Laura Pehlke:[parrot repeatedly saying "earth quake" in the background] Hi, I'm Laura. Sorry I'm late. I saw you you the last time you were here, right?
Patient:Uh, no, maybe a year or two ago. Uh, listen, I need to be at work by...
Laura Pehlke:Don't worry, I'm gonna get you all polished up and out of here in no time.
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13 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Mundane, Monotonous Redemption, 1 November 2011
Author: sam-becherer from Cleveland, Ohio

I normally don't like to call out other reviewers on their views, but I feel like the review that's posted on the page doesn't do this film justice at all. Sure, Jenna Fischer plays a very annoying character, and sure, her son is annoying as all get out, but to claim that either doesn't grow is a little rough.

I think the movie does a great job at exemplifying the tribulations of real life, and it's exactly the point of the film not to have a huge ending where everyone involved has an epiphany and changes all of his or her ways. Everyone has a ton of problems, but the fact that they aren't shown climbing triumphantly out from them is exactly how real life is, how many of you can just walk away from a rough marriage, or problems with a child, or the suspicion of an affair? These aren't things one can simply "Get over" within the span of days, or maybe even ever, and this movie shows that in a way that is quietly elegant. The viewer is left with the statement that things are going to be better, and the viewer has to trust that they will be, as opposed to being shown that they are.

It's a quirky sad film, one that doesn't really make the viewer feel all that great, but it certainly leaves enough room for a quiet warmth; a slow hope that stays with the viewer after the movie ends. It's a great film, an annoying and frustrating and awkward film, but a great film nevertheless. The viewer sees human beings interacting with each other, and very human reactions. It's nothing that's going remain with you for days, but it will make you smile.

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