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Raising Helen Reviews

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January 17, 2016
Marshall does a decent job with this film, keeping everything 'nice' as you find in most of his movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 28, 2010
Light drama with some appealing moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 21, 2007
A sort of updated Pretty Woman into homework rather than hooking.
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May 2, 2007
Satisfying only because of Joan Cusack's sterling performance. Will somebody please give that actress a starring role in her own vehicle?
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 1, 2006
As far as heartwarming comedies go, this one has all the parts necessary: the heart, the warmth, and the comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 7, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
June 9, 2004
...a warm fuzzy...
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
June 2, 2004
Chills abound in Raising Helen, a macabre tale of three plucky orphans placed in the care of their loving but undead aunt.
May 31, 2004
Sugar is sweet, but not as sweet as "Raising Helen."
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
May 29, 2004
Maybe I'm a sucker, but this is one instance where the sap didn't overwhelm me, Raising Helen keeping me entertained just enough to warrant a smile.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 28, 2004
The movie, more tear-jerker than romantic comedy, gets at how painful, awful and, ultimately, worthwhile it is to be a parent, and, if it takes its time getting to that message, that makes sense.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 28, 2004
It's the rare chick-geared movie that is predictable without being boring and touching without being cloying.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 28, 2004
This sort of film thrives on chemistry, and Hudson and Corbett make it sparkle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 28, 2004
Pulls out all the stops to make [Hudson] adorable, and only the hardhearted will be able to resist her self-deprecating charm and light-up-the-world smile.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
May 28, 2004
It's a painless, affably sentimental comedy that would make a popular TV series -- and probably will become one.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 28, 2004
The characters are all enjoyable, which is Marshall's goal.
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
May 28, 2004
[Hudson] melds her radiance to a budding maternal soulfulness.
Read More | Original Score: B
May 28, 2004
By no means a great movie, but it's efficiently watchable, thanks to Marshall's direction and occasionally buoyant thanks to its stars.
Read More | Original Score: B-
May 28, 2004
Constantly warm and sometimes devastatingly real, showing just how hard it can be for a family to replace the early departed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 28, 2004
Those suffering from testosterone poisoning from the current blockbusters will find this a welcome antidote.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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