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A Little Help (2010)

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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jenna Fischer ... Laura Pehlke
Jay Klaitz ... Patient
Daniel Yelsky ... Dennis Pehlke
Brooke Smith ... Kathy Helms
Chris O'Donnell ... Bob Pehlke
Rob Benedict ... Paul Helms
Zach Page ... Kyle Helms
Ron Leibman ... Warren Dunning
Lesley Ann Warren ... Joan Dunning
Sara Kapner ... Wendy Helms
James Rebhorn ... Dr. Bronstein
Michelle Hurst ... Eileen
Matt Oberg ... Minister
Douglas Lipman Douglas Lipman ... Doug
Carla Briscoe ... Kristen
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Storyline

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 July 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Malo pomoći See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$44,870, 24 July 2011

Gross USA:

$96,868

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$96,868
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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Parrot: Rinse please!
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References Columbo (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

If You Want To Rock And Roll
Written by Dion DiMucci
Performed by Dion DiMucci (as Dion) and Zach Page
Licensed courtesy of Bronx Soul Music, Inc.
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An Average Drama Movie
14 November 2011 | by usman_ali442See all my reviews

I don't know exactly how to put this into words but what appeared to be a nice drama movie in the beginning turned out to be an average boring movie till the end. Overall the movie presented a psychic storyline with a disturbed girl finding her way out of her husbands death. Coming to the acting, one can say that most of the characters did justice to what they were put through. I am a kind of person who usually don't miss a single scene of movies, even I also had to skip a few parts at the end. Direction was not very good because the movie actually fail to leave some mark in your mind and it is a kind of movie that you won't even remember its name after a week or so.


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