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.

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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.
R (for language and some sexual content)
Comedy , Drama , Romance
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Helen Hunt
as April Epner
Bette Midler
as Bernice Graves
Colin Firth
as Frank Harte
Ben Shenkman
as Freddy
Lynn Cohen
as Trudy Epner
Salman Rushdie
as Dr. Masani
Tommy Nelson
as Jimmy Ray
Lilias White
as Sheila
Lillias White
as Sheila
Chris Chalk
as Orderly
Cherise Boothe
as Mother #1
Marina Durrell
as Attendant
Sadie Heston
as Trudy Jr.
Stephanie Berry
as Principal Petticord
Doug Hughes
as Bernice Fan
Chelsea Altman
as Girl in Freddy's Bed
Jordan Thaler
as Male Partner #1
Michael Harder
as Male Partner #2
Geneva Carr
as Woman in Her 20s
Maryann Urbano
as Woman in Her 30s
Maggie Siff
as Lilly
Tim Robbins
as Himself
Edie Falco
as Herself
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Critic Reviews for Then She Found Me

All Critics (115) | Top Critics (34)

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November 16, 2011
Time Out
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May 12, 2009
Orlando Sentinel
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Full Review… | October 23, 2008
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

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Full Review… | October 17, 2008
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | October 17, 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 18, 2008
Time Out
Top Critic

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
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
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
Leigh Ryan

Super Reviewer

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