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FILM DETAILS
Certificate PG
Cast
Kate Hudson
John Corbett
Joan Cusack
Kate Hudson
Directors
Garry Marshall
Screenwriters
Jack Amiel
Michael Begler
Jack Amiel
Michael Begler
Running Time
119 minutes

Raising Helen
Career gal or supermom? Kate Hudson, the choice is yours!


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Plot
Helen Harris (Hudson) is living the perfect carefree singleton life in New York, when her sister and brother-in-law are killed in a car accident. Helen is left with her sister's three children - and finds that she must choose between the life she loves and the life she must lead.


Verdict
This is two hours of unrelenting schmaltz, all the more unpleasant for its dependence on stereotypes (mothers are frumps, while childless characters are hard-faced bitches). Hudson deserves better.


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