Raising Helen (2004)

Raising Helen

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AUDIENCE SCORE

Critic Consensus: As shallow and formulaic as a sitcom.


Movie Info

Picking up where the feature film of the same title leaves off, comedy follows a young Manhattanite as she struggles to balance her new hard-won job at a modeling agency with raising her recently orphaned nephew and nieces.

Rating: PG-13 (for thematic issues involving teens)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Michael Begler, Jack Amiel
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 12, 2004
Box Office: $37.4M
Runtime:
Buena Vista Pictures - Official Site

Cast


as Helen Harris

as Pastor Dan Parker

as Jenny Portman

as Audrey Davis

as Henry Davis

as Sarah Davis

as Dominique

as Nilma Prasad

as Ed Portman

as Lindsay Davis

as Paul Davis

as Audrey's Friend

as Caitlin

as Landlord

as Prom Date Peter

as Jasmine Portman

as Oliver Portman

as Gary Hagelnick

as Jean Paul

as Intern Mary

as Photographer

as Fashion Show Securit...

as Fashion Show Model

as Fashion Show Model

as Fashion Show Model

as Fashion Show Model

as Martina's Agent

as Hippo Waiter

as Restaurant Maitre'd

as Club Doorman

as Club Line Girl

as Club Bartender

as Devon's Friend

as Hot Dog Vendor Aaron

as Brunch Maitre'd

as Brunch Waitress

as Brunch Patron

as Brunch Waitress

as Karaoke MC

as Karaoke Bartender

as Job Interviewer

as Job Interviewer

as Job Interviewer

as Job Interviewer

as Lola Model

as Make-Up Trailer Mode...

as Real Estate Woman

as Mourner

as Mourner

as Mourner

as Mourner

as Neighbor

as Bridge Chair Guy

as Bridge Chair Guy

as Hockey Cantor

as Hockey Ref `Scotty B...

as Hockey Rabbi

as Hockey Announcer

as News Vendor

as Motel Manager

as Zoo Reporter

as Zoo Tour Guide

as Nilma's Kid No. 1

as Nilma's Kid No. 2

as Mrs. LaGambina

as Pastor Wells

as Prom DJ

as Basketball Referee

as Basketball Coach

as Basketball Nurse

as Basketball Parent

as Basketball Student

as Audrey's Friend

as Audrey's Friend

as Audrey's Friend

as Audrey's Friend

as Vesper's Mom

as Brownie Mom

as Kindergarten Kid

as Kindergarten Kid

as Church Choir

as Church Choir

as Church Choir

as Church Choir

as Church Choir

as Church Choir

as Church Choir

as Church Choir

as Church Choir

as Church Choir

as Church Choir

as Church Choir

as Mark Vogel

as Mr. Massey (uncredit...

as Renee DeCarlo

as Car Washer

as New Receptionist
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Critic Reviews for Raising Helen

All Critics (135) | Top Critics (39)

[Garry Marshall] piles on the cornball touches with the sledgehammer effect of a bad sitcom director.

Full Review… | June 7, 2004
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

Light drama with some appealing moments.

Full Review… | December 28, 2010
Common Sense Media

Yet another social fable about women in distress from Gary Marshall with no foundation in any reality and a mannered, irritating performance from Kate Hudson.

Full Review… | August 7, 2007
EmanuelLevy.Com

A sort of updated Pretty Woman into homework rather than hooking.

Full Review… | May 21, 2007
Long Island Press

Satisfying only because of Joan Cusack's sterling performance. Will somebody please give that actress a starring role in her own vehicle?

Full Review… | May 2, 2007
Princeton Town Topics

As far as heartwarming comedies go, this one has all the parts necessary: the heart, the warmth, and the comedy.

November 1, 2006
Christianity Today

Audience Reviews for Raising Helen

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Anatoliy Dudaev
Anatoliy Dudaev

Super Reviewer

Another great film from Kate Hudson! Heart wrenching yet heart warming at the same time!

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murphmann93
Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer

½

Another money vehicle for Kate Hudson, only Joan Cusack makes it any level of watchable. Full review later.

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TomBowler
Thomas Bowler

Super Reviewer

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