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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
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
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
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
Aaron Hillis
Village Voice
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The film's title needs a question mark, as our drowning heroine must grab her own bootstraps, but for all its sincerity, the film is as average and forgettable as most CBS comedies.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

July 19, 2011
Tim Grierson
Screen International

Suffused with feeling but dramatically wobbly, this modest character piece's embrace of life's emotional messiness ends up hurting more than helping the proceedings.

Full Review Source: Screen International

July 7, 2011
Edward Douglas

A Little Help could have used a lot of help, but it's doubtful that would have saved it from being one of the most incompetent movies we've seen this year.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/10

July 20, 2011
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

The film apparently intends to be a dramedy, but with next to no humor materializing, the story quickly bogs down into earnest indie bathos.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1.5/4

July 18, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Nathan Rabin
AV Club
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It's difficult to figure out exactly where the film might be heading at any given point, since it follows the loping, meandering rhythms and casualness of a character study rather than conforming to the conventions of any particular genre.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: C+

July 20, 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
David Fear
Time Out New York
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While Fischer handles every emotional curveball, she's not helped by the film's reliance on rote notions of piecing your life back together.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/5

July 19, 2011
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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The actors are sincere (especially Ms. Fischer, who plays frustration well) and the direction has a complacent rhythm, but 1 hour and 48 minutes is too long for a movie in which nothing much happens.

Full Review Source: New York Observer | Original Score: 2/4

July 20, 2011
Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine

It wants to be about missed opportunities for empathy and connection - but can't find its way to dark laughs, despite a layered performance by Fischer.

Full Review Source: Hollywood & Fine

July 21, 2011
Jordan Riefe
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October 7, 2011
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