Raising Helen
Raising Helen (2004)

Picking up where the feature film of the same title leaves off, comedy follows a young Manhattanite as she struggles to balance her new hard-won job at a modeling agency with raising her recently orphaned nephew and nieces.

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: May 28, 2004
DVD Release Date: October 12, 2004
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Critic Score: 24% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: As shallow and formulaic as a sitcom.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

[Garry Marshall] piles on the cornball touches with the sledgehammer effect of a bad sitcom director.

Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Even those who seek the undemanding entertainment of life troubles being bravely dealt with might end up wishing they were given more than just sitcom resolutions.

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Kevin Carr
Fat Guys at the Movies

Marshall does a decent job with this film, keeping everything 'nice' as you find in most of his movies.

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Charles Taylor

This ode to the most stifling aspects of family and motherhood make you feel like the hicks have all uprooted themselves and moved into the front office at Touchstone.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

There's no real conflict, and the screenplay sometimes approaches idiocy.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Light drama with some appealing moments.

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Mike Clark
USA Today

Almost nothing about Raising Helen rings very true, other than the camera's crush on Kate Hudson.

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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle

Far from the worst cookie-cutter film to come off the Hollywood assembly line, merely the latest.

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Emanuel Levy

Yet another social fable about women in distress from Gary Marshall with no foundation in any reality and a mannered, irritating performance from Kate Hudson.

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Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
I really hate John Corbett and Kate Hudson together. Is it just me?? He seems way too old for her here and the whole man of God thing had a serious ick factor… More
Thomas Bowler
Another money vehicle for Kate Hudson, only Joan Cusack makes it any level of watchable. Full review later.
Anatoliy Dudaev
test, test, test, test, test
Lady D'arbanville
Wow, I?m surprising myself with this one! I am definitely delving into the Chick Flick area here ? am I softening, no, it just appeared on tv and had to see… More
Bethany Murphy
Another great film from Kate Hudson! Heart wrenching yet heart warming at the same time!
Red Lats
Typical party-girl-grows-up-and takes-care-of-sister's-kids story.