A Little Help Poster

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 Weithorn

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Secret Handshake Entertainment

Distributors: Freestyle Releasing LLC

Ratings & Reviews

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

  • 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

  • This is one of the smarter, more honest scripts to be filmed in quite some time. And Jenna Fischer, star of "The Office," gives one of the smarter, more honest - and vulnerable, and tough - performances by an actress on the big screen in an even longer stretch. show more

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