• A Little Help (2011)

A Little Help

Release Date: July 22nd, 2011

R |1 hr 49 min

Plot Summary

Feeling her life spinning out of control, a widow (Jenna Fischer) drinks too much and goes along with her son's outrageous lie about how his father really died.

Cast: Jenna Fischer, Chris O'Donnell, Rob Benedict, Daniel Yelsky, Kim Coates, Brooke Smith, Lesley Ann Warren, Ron Leibman

Director: Michael J. Weithorn

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Secret Handshake Entertainment

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Frank ScheckThe Hollywood Reporter

    Ultimately, the film is best appreciated as a welcome big-screen starring vehicle for Fischer, who expertly navigates the comedic and dramatic demands of a role that keeps her onscreen for virtually the entire running time. show more

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    It's manipulative, yes, but clever and persuasive in its manipulations. show more

  • 88
    Kyle SmithNew York Post

    File this one in the same category of edgy Long Island comedies as the equally smart 2009 Alec Baldwin film "Lymelife." show more

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