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Single and self-involved, Helen Harris (Kate Hudson) has a thriving fashion career and a lavish lifestyle in New York City. Helen is shocked to hear that her sister and brother-in-law have died in an accident, and alarmed that they have named her the guardian of their three kids (Hayden Panettiere, Spencer Breslin, Abigail Breslin). As the children struggle with the change, Helen has to decide whether she'll cling to her old ways or come to terms with her new family role.

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  • Nov 22, 2011
    Helen Harris (Kate Hudson) is living the high life in New York City and working for a top-modeling agency, when her sister and brother-in-law die in an auto accident. Her good times are over when she gets a letter from her sister's attorney. Helen has been given custody of her sister's three children. Helen has never raised any children, and she thinks her older sister, Jenny (Joan Cusack) is better qualified to raise the children. Helen accepts the custody of the three children, and they move to a new apartment in Queens. Helen loved staying out late and going to nightclubs, but she now has to take care of the children. Helen is forced to change her lifestyle and become a real mom, which in turn gets her fired from her glamorous job. In the end, Helen learns what is really important in life. This is a heartwarming and cute comedy that will make you tear up. It is the type of movie that your girlfriend or wife will drag her mate to see.
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  • Aug 29, 2011
    test, test, test, test, test
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  • Jun 23, 2011
    Another great film from Kate Hudson! Heart wrenching yet heart warming at the same time!
    Bethany M Super Reviewer
  • Mar 25, 2010
    Modeling agency executive and party chick Helen (Kate Hudson) is chosen as legal guardian of her deceased sister's three children. One of whom is adolescent Audrey (Hayden Panettiere), who seems bent on shacking up with a bad kid which turns out to be a bit more than Helen can handle as we watch her struggle to juggle her social life, her job, and now her sister's children. The movie supports strong invasive parenthood and adolescent responsibility and the importance of loving family bonds is featured well. Helen finally finds the strength to be a parent; the ending is fairly predictable, but there are some real-life lessons to be learnt. Helen Mirren makes the most of her role as Helen's ice like boss and rest of the supporting cast made this an enjoyable watch.
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