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Then She Found Me Review

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April (Hunt) is a quiet high-school teacher who is desperate for a baby. When her adpotive parents die, her birth mother - the host of a trashy daytime chat show - shows up to 'care' for her.

★★★★★

“I wanna baby. It’s like being hungry, or having to pee.” So says teacher April (Hunt), while wavering between useless hubbie Ben (Broderick) and neurotic single father Frank (Firth). This is a decidedly mature comedy drama, with Hunt on form both as director and star. It’s refreshing to see an actress so content to look her age - not so Bette Midler, who provides the laughs as April’s vain talkshow host mother. There’s food for thought in the pregnancy plot, although the narrative drags its heels towards a misty-eyed conclusion. And casting Salman Rushdie as a doctor is too distracting for words.

There’s food for thought in the pregnancy plot, although the narrative drags its heels towards a misty-eyed conclusion.

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