• Then She Found Me (2007)

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Release Date: April 25th, 2008

DVD Release Date: September 2nd, 2008

R|1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary
Life deals a few heavy blows to April (Helen Hunt), a 39-year-old schoolteacher. Though she is desperate for a baby, her husband (Matthew Broderick) has decided to end their brief marriage. April barely has a chance to recover from the shock, when Bernice (Bette Midler), a brassy and selfish TV personality, barges into her life, claiming to be her mother.

Cast: Helen Hunt, Colin Firth, Bette Midler, Matthew Broderick, Ben Shenkman, John Benjamin Hickey, Lynn Cohen, Salman Rushdie

Director: Helen Hunt

Genres: Drama, Romantic comedy

Production Co: Killer Films, John Wells Productions, Blue Rider Pictures

Distributors: ThinkFilm

Ratings & Reviews

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  • The material is so charged that it threatens to electrocute any who would touch it. Yet from the moment that Bette Midler, as Bernice the bio-Mom, appears, she becomes the instrument of its emotional release, catharsis teetering on high heels. show more

  • A bizarre, overcooked broth that combines a broad sitcom style (the banter goes rat-tat-tat like a steam drill) with a preposterous succession of plot complications, plus solemn questions of identity, adoption and the nature of happiness. show more

  • With subtle laughs but solid emotional thrust, it will play very well with older audiences. show more

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