Then She Found Me (2007)



Critic Consensus: A threadbare story anchored by strong performances, Then She Found Me is a mostly successful directorial debut by Helen Hunt.

Movie Info

Following the separation from her husband and the death of her adopted mother, schoolteacher April Epner is contacted by her apparent birth mother, who turns out to be a local talk show host Bernice Graves. As Bernice tries to become the mother to April that she was never able to be, April seems to find solace in the arms of the parent of one of her students (Colin Firth), only to find that the mystery to life's questions cannot be solved by a simple revelation.

Rating: R (for language and some sexual content)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Alice Arlen, Helen Hunt, Victor Levin
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 2, 2008
Box Office: $3.7M
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as April Epner

as Bernice Graves

as Frank Harte

as Trudy Epner

as Dr. Masani

as Jimmy Ray

as Sheila

as Orderly

as Mother #1

as Attendant

as Trudy Jr.

as Principal Petticord

as Bernice Fan

as Girl in Freddy's Bed

as Male Partner #1

as Male Partner #2

as Woman in Her 20s

as Woman in Her 30s

as Lilly

as Himself

as Herself
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Critic Reviews for Then She Found Me

All Critics (119) | Top Critics (34)

Unexpectedly sharp, light and appealing; a testament to Hunt's skills behind the camera.

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Hunt's film does soften the heart, not least because of its honesty and its sensitivity to some unfashionable dilemmas.

Full Review… | September 19, 2008
Time Out
Top Critic

From the looks of things, the actors were simply let loose as themselves.

Full Review… | July 16, 2008
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Top Critic

Trying to establish a serio-comic tone is a task best suited for seasoned directors. Given that a boom microphone drops into the film frame at least twice, Hunt has more basic production elements to master.

October 18, 2008
Palo Alto Weekly

Everyone acts decently and you have to praise Hunt for her tenacity. But this suffers from some fairly dire cinematography and a manufactured air that prevents the watcher connecting to the whole thing.

Full Review… | September 19, 2008
This is London

Hunt's lovely voice, pitched in that diurnal-dizzy limbo between mezzo and soprano, is perfect for mid-life crisis. So is her gawky, strung-out, tragicomical body language.

Full Review… | September 19, 2008
Financial Times

Audience Reviews for Then She Found Me


If you are a romantic, you will like this movie. The main characters are all going through major changes in their lives - April's marriage is falling apart and the is 39 with no kids; Bernice is feeling left out of the daughter she gave up as an infant; Frank is having difficulty raising his kids. The movie takes all these issues and more and ties them up in a neat bow.

Red Lats

Super Reviewer

The movie has a good cast, a ton of perspectives about love, life, relationships and the seeds parents sow. If your looking for a film with acoustic guitars, family matters, and good tempo without being unrealistic then watch "Then She Found Me".

Alexander Wilson

Super Reviewer

Interesting movie. I didn't know if I was liking it much until I got towards the end. The film grows slowly on you. By the end credits I was totally digging the film and was elated with the ending...

Leigh Ryan

Super Reviewer

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