Helen (2010)

A law professor grapples with depression and married life.

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: July 30, 2010
DVD Release Date: August 10, 2010
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Critic Score: 44% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

In roles that could have devolved into arias of melodrama, the cast never overplays its hand, fighting the omnipresent melancholy in small ways rather than large.

Perri Nemiroff

Unless you're prepared to be needlessly drowned in another woman's problems for nearly two hours, stay away.

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Larry Carroll

"Helen" is a very heavy film. Heavier than Rosie O'Donnell at a Hometown Buffet.

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Aaron Hillis
Time Out

Two hours of knife-wielding and shrieking later, nothing significant or profound is gleaned...

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Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

A PSA masquerading as an actual drama.

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Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail

The film is agonizingly slow.

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Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies

I wish the movie itself had mood swings as wild as Mathilda's. Judd's depression is relentless.

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Flixster Audience Score: 48% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
A very depressing movie about deep depression, as expected. These kinds of movies are never fun to watch....Ashley Judd did a very convincing job.
Deb Singh
<b>"I was prepared to fight. I wasn't prepared to lose"</b> -Helen Ashley Judd provides a strong performance as "Helen" a… More
Red Lats
Depression is a depressing subject. As such, this is a depressing movie. The actors did a good job, and the music was outstanding.
Chris Garman
Helen (Ashley Judd) is an accomplished music professor. She has a wonderful daughter (Alexia Fast). She has a great marriage to her lawyer husband (Goran… More