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PG-13| 1 hr. 59 min.

Plot Summary
Single and self-involved, Helen Harris (Kate Hudson) has a thriving fashion career and a lavish lifestyle in New York City. Helen is shocked to hear that her sister and brother-in-law have died in an accident, and alarmed that they have named her the guardian of their three kids (Hayden Panettiere, Spencer Breslin, Abigail Breslin). As the children struggle with the change, Helen has to decide whether she'll cling to her old ways or come to terms with her new family role.

Cast: Kate Hudson , John Corbett , Joan Cusack , Hector Elizondo , Helen Mirren , Hayden Panettiere , Spencer Breslin , Abigail Breslin

Director: Garry Marshall

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Buena Vista Pictures, Walt Disney Pictures, Touchstone Pictures

Raising Helen (2004)

Release Date: May 1st, 2004|1 hr. 59 min.

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  • 25
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Despite Joan Cusack, whose comic spark earns the film its only star, Raising Helen is like tumbling into chick-flick hell. show more

  • 50
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    Far from the worst cookie-cutter film to come off the Hollywood assembly line, merely the latest. show more

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    Mike Clark USA Today

    Almost nothing about Raising Helen rings very true, other than the camera's crush on Kate Hudson. show more

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