A Little Help
A Little Help (2011)

It's a movie for everyone whose life has been thrown off-course, out of whack, or simply not turned out the way they planned it. In other words, it's a movie for everyone, period. Set in suburban Long Island in the summer of 2002,… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: October 25, 2011
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41%
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31%



Critic Score: 41% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
John DeFore
Washington Post

The next chapter in Laura's story might be something worth rooting for, but here's hoping she has a different writer penning her lines.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

This is one of the smarter, more honest scripts to be filmed in quite some time. And Jenna Fischer gives one of the smarter, more honest - and vulnerable, and tough - performances by an actress on the big screen in an even longer stretch.

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Will Leitch
Deadspin

A misguided dopey little vanity project that's harmless, but inert.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

A Little Help doesn't dazzle, and you can pick at its parts, but Fischer's performance gives the movie a sense of romantic weariness that lingers. Life is a series of disasters to be weathered, no matter how cute you are.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

It's not that Jenna Fischer is miscast in "A Little Help.'' It's that she's mis-everything else: misused, misdirected, misanthropic.

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Roger Moore
Tribune News Service

An odd duck of a period piece dramedy, a wonderfully detailed character-study set on Long Island a year after the 9/11 attacks."

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

The film suffers from an uncertain tone, playing serious situations for laughs while supplying Laura with a drinking habit and a hair-trigger temper that come across as problems rather than endearing foibles.

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

"A Little Help" settles for familiar and modest payoffs. It's not much. Yet Fischer clearly relishes the chance to play someone who's a demurely reckless mess.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a well-intentioned yet misguided piece of work.

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Flixster Audience Score: 31% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
This movie is a little slow, but the cast is good. I always thought Fischer was easy to watch as an actress, regardless of what role she plays, and she… More
Matt Goodman
Laura: YOU SUCK! After a man (Chris O'Donnell) dies due to a panic attack caused by stress given by his "lovely" wife Laura (Jenna Fischer),… More
Spencer S.
A Little Help is what I wish I could have given to the main character, who is so trapped under the dysfunction of her family that she is wreaking havoc on… More
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Cast: Jenna Fischer, Chris O'Donnell, Rob Benedict, Kim Coates, Lesley Ann Warren, Brooke Smith, Aida Turturro, Nadia Dajani, Arden Myrin Director:… More

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