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Raising Helen (Full Screen Edition)
Raising Helen
Full Screen Edition
Actors: Kate Hudson, John Corbett, Joan Cusack, Hayden Panettiere, Spencer Breslin
Director: Garry Marshall
Genres: Comedy, Drama
PG-13     2004     1hr 59min

Academy Award(R) nominee Kate Hudson (Best Supporting Actress, ALMOST FAMOUS, 2000; HOW TO LOSE A GUY IN 10 DAYS) lights up the screen with John Corbett (MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING) in this hit romantic comedy from the direc...  more »

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Actors: Kate Hudson, John Corbett, Joan Cusack, Hayden Panettiere, Spencer Breslin
Director: Garry Marshall
Creators: Ashok Amritraj, David Hoberman, David Scharf, Beth Rigazio, Jack Amiel, Michael Begler, Patrick J. Clifton
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Sub-Genres: Romantic Comedies, Garry Marshall, Love & Romance
Studio: Touchstone / Disney
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen - Closed-captioned,Dubbed,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 10/12/2004
Original Release Date: 05/28/2004
Theatrical Release Date: 05/28/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 59min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 19
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English, French
Subtitles: French, Spanish
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Member Movie Reviews

Nancy W. from CHARLOTTE, NC
Reviewed on 2/7/2011...
Sadly an accident takes away parents of adorable children. This movie is however great and uplifting once you get past the tragedy. Loved it.
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Movie Reviews

Raising Helen
Kelly | Littleton, Colorado | 04/05/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Helen finds herself in a situation she is not familiar with. After her sister's death, she is given custody of the three children. She has always been the party girl, but now she in the position of being a mom, and has no idea how to do it. This is a good film that touches on many issues. How to deal with loss, and how to raise children being at the forefront. Kate Hudson was well chosen to play Helen. You really get the feeling that she was completely out of her element being an authority figure with the kids.
K. Jump | Corbin, KY United States | 06/06/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Like most red-blooded American males, this reviewer doesn't usually go for this kind of show, but I thought it was one my wife would really enjoy so I took her out to see it. To my utmost surprise, "Raising Helen" was a hit with both of us and one I can readily recommend to any prospective watcher."Raising Helen" is the story of a carefree New York fashion agent played perfectly by Kate Hudson whose life is turned upside down when her sister and brother-in-law are tragically killed in a car accident, leaving behind three stunned children in need of a parent. Helen expects the children to go to her big sister Jenny, Supermom, but to everyone's shock the will makes the inexperienced and flighty Helen the kids' guardian. Totally unprepared, Helen must learn what it takes to be a mom in a hurry--and ultimately if it's all really even worth it. Three-fifths light family fare and two-fifths bittersweet drama, "Raising Helen" is a touching, funny, and poignant portrayal of maturation and self-discovery. Hudson is perfectly cast and shines throughout, and John Corbett is likewise excellent as a fully-realized pastor at the kids' school whose unexpected attentions throw yet another monkey wrench--ableit a positive one--into Helen's spinning world. Combining romance, comedy, and drama in a suprisingly effective mix, "Raising Helen" is worth seeing at least once by anybody. Go see it and remember how important love and family are to your own life!"
GREAT!!! (My rating for this movie is actually 3 1/2 stars)
moviefreak2255 | Huntsville, AL United States | 05/18/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This movie was far above my expectations. This story surrounds Helen (Kate Hudson) who works at a modeling agency. Everything is going well for her until she finds out her sister and her husband died in a car crash and they left in their will custody of their three children to Helen. Helen first thinks this is absurd because her older sister has children and is more mother like than she, but she ends up taking them in. She learns how to be a mom and things go wrong. She has never had to take care of kids ever. Kate Hudson does another fantastic performance. She fits the part perfectly. When I went in to see this movie, I knew it was going to be sad, but not so sad. I almost cried. I think everyone should go see this movie, especially moms. It has a few inappropriate parts, but not very bad at all. It just has some issues about growing up. This movie was excellent!! I am so impressed. Go see it everyone!!"