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At Theaters: 5/28/2004 On Video: 10/12/2004
Rated: PG-13 Length: 1 hr. 59 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 429966
Studio: Touchstone Pictures Inc.
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Helen Harris' career at a top Manhattan modeling agency, working for Dominique, is on the rise; she spends her days at fashion shows and her nights at the city’s hottest clubs. But her carefree lifestyle comes to a screeching halt when one phone call changes everything. Helen soon finds herself responsible for her sister’s children. The fun begins as Helen goes through the transformation from super hip to super mom.
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Romantic Comedy - It is a romantic comedy, but that's not the main storyline. It's mainly about how Helen has the responsibility of these kids thrust upon her and how she's forced to grow up quickly. It's primarily an upbeat and fun story, with some sad moments and some "tear in your eye" happy moments.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Kate Hudson ALEX & EMMA, HOW TO LOSE A GUY IN 10 DAYS
John Corbett SERENDIPITY
Joan Cusack LOONEY TUNES BACK IN ACTION, SCHOOL OF ROCK
Director: Garry Marshall THE PRINCESS DIARIES, RUNAWAY BRIDE
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About The Production
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 1 S-word. Just a few others.
SEX/NUDITY: Short dresses and mildly implied sexual activity.
VIOLENCE: None
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Smoking and teens drinking at a party.
ACTION: None
COMEDY: VERY FUNNY! Lots of chuckles and several big laughs.
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Average As unlikely as it may sound, 2004 is the year when directors Kevin Smith and Garry Marshall have made virtually the same movie. The convergence of the irreverent prince of potty humor and the cringe-worthy captain of schlock must be one of the signs of the impending Apocalypse.

Roger Ebert Full Review
Average 'Raising Helen' is a perfectly pleasant comedy in which nice people do good things despite challenges which are difficult but not excessive. As a pilot for a TV sitcom it would probably be picked up, but it's not compelling enough to involve a trip to the movies. From beginning to end, we've been there, seen that.

USA Today Full Review
Average Almost nothing about Raising Helen rings very true, other than the camera's crush on Kate Hudson. But this time, we don't even get that slinky gold dress Hudson wore so well in How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. This movie's chief distinction: It's a family movie that features a Paris Hilton cameo.

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Based on an Exit Polling of 234 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
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Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
7
High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
42
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
3
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
18
Very High
100%
30+Adults (M)
42
Very High
100%
30+Adults (F)
122
Very High
99%
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Moviegoer Opinions:

We collected 234 moviegoer opinions. The critics missed this one. They rated it as "average" while moviegoers thought it was GREAT! Over half rated it either "Excellent" or "Fantastic," which is certainly better than "average." Nearly all the rest rated it "Very Good," which is still great. Only a small percentage rated it "Good," which is what we would consider to be "average." Equally important is the fact that no one disliked the movie. This indicates that it has very wide appeal and should be enjoyed very much by everyone. SEE "RAISING HELEN"!

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Helen Harris (KATE HUDSON) is living the life she always dreamed of. Her career at a top Manhattan modeling agency, working for Dominique (HELEN MIRREN), is on the rise; she spends her days at fashion shows and her nights at the city's hottest clubs. But her carefree lifestyle comes to a screeching halt when one phone call changes everything. Helen soon finds herself responsible for her sister's children – 15- year-old Audrey (HAYDEN PANETTIERE), 10- year-old Henry (SPENCER BRESLIN), and 5- year-old Sarah (ABIGAIL BRESLIN). The fun begins as Helen goes through the transformation from super hip to super mom. No one doubts that Helen is the coolest aunt in New York, but what does this glamour girl know about raising kids? She quickly finds that dancing at 3 a.m. doesn't mix with getting kids to school on time – advice that Helen's older sister, Jenny (JOAN CUSACK), is only too quick to dish out. Along the way, Helen finds support in the most unusual place – with Dan Parker (JOHN CORBETT), the handsome young pastor and principal of the kids' new school – and realizes the choice she has to make is between the life she's always loved and the new loves of her life.

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