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Raising Helen

Rated PG-13 for thematic issues involving teens.

PG-13 In Theaters 05/28/2004 , 119min.
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80%
Viewer score based on 5 ratings
38%
Critic score based on 34 reviews

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Los Angeles Times
The agreeable cast led by Hudson and Cusack manage to extract a handful of laughs from the forgettable dialogue, but at nearly two hours, the film goes on far too long. Full Review
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
As unlikely as it may sound, 2004 is the year when directors Kevin Smith and Garry Marshall have made virtually the same movie...Nevertheless, it's impossible to deny that Raising Helen is a near clone of "Jersey Girl." Full Review
Joe Leydon
Variety
An undemanding dramedy. Full Review
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
Ms. Hudson makes the most of her role, even though that's not saying so very much -- the writing is terribly thin -- while John Corbett gives an unaccountably clumsy performance as a romantic pastor. Joan Cusack gets the funniest lines as Helen's sister, a model of boring mommyhood, but she also stops the movie dead in its tracks every time she plays a scene. Full Review
Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times
The agreeable cast led by Hudson and Cusack manage to extract a handful of laughs from the forgettable dialogue, but at nearly two hours, the film goes on far too long. Full Review

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