Predictable, but cute....
A well-worn comic premise is revived with some success in RAISING
HELEN, a watchable family comedy that has the breezy direction of Garry
Marshall and a charismatic cast working for it. Kate Hudson stars as
Helen Harris, a Manhattan bachelorette who works at a modeling agency
who finds her life turned upside down when she is awarded custody of
her sister's three children after her sister's sudden death in a car
accident. Also thrown into the mix is an underdeveloped romance with a
hunky pastor, played by John Corbett (SEX AND THE CITY). The story
plays out pretty much as expected though the screenplay attempts to
encompass too much. Marshall's direction is strong and Hudson's charm
is undeniable. Joan Cusack, as always, steals every scene she's in as
Helen's sister Jenny, a tightly-wound supermom who thinks she should
have gotten custody of the kids. Helen Mirren (in a refreshing change
of pace) and Marshall's good luck charm, Hector Elizondo provide some
amusing moments as Helen's two employers during the course of the
story. The kids are well-played by Hayden Pannetierre, Abigail Breslin
(LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE) and Abigail's real-life older brother, Spencer.
Like most of Marhsall's films, it's a little too long, but laughter and
warmth can be found here..
RIS watch Gone In Sixty Seconds movie
sweet movie. like it allot .
1nessa7 watch Hot Shots! Part Deux movie
This movie is a wonderful story of a family's ability to take over in time of crisis. Helen is the younger sister but she is still able to do a fantastic job raising her older sister's children when her sister dies in a car accident. I would highly reccomend this movie to anyone. .
dustincoffey watch Ellen DeGeneres: The Beginning movie
heard it was a funny movie.
Tambam watch Logan's Run movie
There should be more romantic comedies like this.
vtroupe11 watch Off Limits movie
I love this film.....
it's a good movie and i like to watch it.
looks like it's a good movie.. i'd like to watch it.
i dont watch movies alot.
i liked this movie it was sweet.
cool cool movie, we loved it.
Better than I expected
When I first saw the trailers for this movie, I thought it might be cute,
but I had reservations because everything I've seen Kate Hudson in since
"Almost Famous" has been quite disappointing. This one, she finally picked
a winner. It didn't hurt that her costar is John Corbett. The two of them
actually have pretty good chemistry, and the three kids are cute without
being annoying. There were lots of tears in this one...more tears than
laughs, maybe. It is a great "chick flick". I will have to wait for the
DVD to see the end credits because the theater flubbed up and cut off the
film right after the final music crescendoed and you could tell the credits
were coming. How annoying. Anyway, I digress. Not sure why this is rated
PG13, because I don't remember anything blatantly offensive. Again, I
wonder why filmmakers can't just be a little more "delicate" and get those
PG ratings. There are so few movies we can enjoy as a family...this one I
will probably allow my 9 year old to see. Many people won't because of the
rating. Too bad. I recommend this one..