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A Little Help Reviews

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Will Leitch

A misguided dopey little vanity project that's harmless, but inert.

Full Review Source: Deadspin | Original Score: C-

June 22, 2013
Roger Moore
McClatchy-Tribune News Service

An odd duck of a period piece dramedy, a wonderfully detailed character-study set on Long Island a year after the 9/11 attacks."

Full Review Source: McClatchy-Tribune News Service | Original Score: 3/4

January 14, 2013
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a well-intentioned yet misguided piece of work.

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2/4

November 1, 2011
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media

Though the movie can't possibly wrap up all its dramatic threads in any realistic manner, the way it abruptly leaves off is just as dissatisfying.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 2/5

October 29, 2011
John Urbancich
Your Movies (

O'Donnell's character isn't the only relative that we and Fischer's Laura come to resent (although she at least finds opportunities to sneak away for cigarette and beer breaks).

Full Review Source: Your Movies ( | Original Score: 2.5/5

August 9, 2011
Clint O'Connor
Cleveland Plain Dealer

Jenna Fischer shows off her dramatic chops but her downer film is a bit aimless.

Full Review Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer | Original Score: B-

August 5, 2011
John DeFore
Washington Post
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The next chapter in Laura's story might be something worth rooting for, but here's hoping she has a different writer penning her lines.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 1.5/4

August 5, 2011
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper

For a movie without much on its mind, A Little Help is impressively determined in its downward spiral, with only the minimum uplift to prevent audiences from walking straight out of the theater and into oncoming traffic.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia City Paper | Original Score: B-

August 4, 2011
Brian Tallerico

Despite the best efforts by Jenna Fischer playing against type as a smoking, drinking newly-single mother, A Little Help is a mess.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2.0/5.0

July 29, 2011
Tom Long
Detroit News
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A Little Help doesn't dazzle, and you can pick at its parts, but Fischer's performance gives the movie a sense of romantic weariness that lingers. Life is a series of disasters to be weathered, no matter how cute you are.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: B

July 29, 2011
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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The film suffers from an uncertain tone, playing serious situations for laughs while supplying Laura with a drinking habit and a hair-trigger temper that come across as problems rather than endearing foibles.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

July 28, 2011
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness

Sweetly cast, but the dramatic material doesn't play and the film overall never quite convincingly locates a singular tone or point of focus that would kick it up and make it recommendation-worthy.

Full Review Source: Shared Darkness | Original Score: 2.5/5

July 28, 2011
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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This is one of the smarter, more honest scripts to be filmed in quite some time. And Jenna Fischer gives one of the smarter, more honest - and vulnerable, and tough - performances by an actress on the big screen in an even longer stretch.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 3/4

July 28, 2011
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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It's not that Jenna Fischer is miscast in "A Little Help.'' It's that she's mis-everything else: misused, misdirected, misanthropic.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 1/4

July 28, 2011
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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"A Little Help" settles for familiar and modest payoffs. It's not much. Yet Fischer clearly relishes the chance to play someone who's a demurely reckless mess.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 28, 2011
Matt Pais

Fischer flexes real-deal acting chops as a woman who's lost control of her life, learning that when parents lie, soon kids lie too.

Full Review Source: RedEye | Original Score: 3/4

July 28, 2011
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix

Fischer does her best, but she needs a little help to make all the meanness worthwhile.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 2/4

July 28, 2011
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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It's manipulative, yes, but clever and persuasive in its manipulations.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 28, 2011
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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It's no disaster, just OK, with Fischer boosting it a notch or two from what it otherwise would be.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 3/5

July 22, 2011
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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That this is small comedy is fine. That it doesn't have a single big laugh is a little tiresome.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 22, 2011
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