Raising Helen (2004)

PG-13   |    |  Comedy, Drama, Romance


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After her sister and brother-in-law die in a car accident, a young woman becomes the guardian of their three children.

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2 October 2006 | Gordon-11
Lacklustre
This film is about a young woman unexpectedly becoming a mother of three because her sister died in a traffic accident.

I find the script weak and unconvincing. The script tries to examine the difficulty of transition from singlehood to motherhood, family tension, trust and childcare issues. The end result is that the film lack direction and wander around aimlessly. It fails to be funny, romantic or dramatic.

Acting has to be applauded though. Joan Cusack does a good job to convey a spectrum of emotions, especially envy. Hayden Panettiere is also very convincing as a rebellious young girl.

Overall, I find this film boring and lacklustre.

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