Then She Found Me
Then She Found Me (2007)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 7, 2007
DVD Release Date: September 2, 2008
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Consensus: A threadbare story anchored by strong performances, Then She Found Me is a mostly successful directorial debut by Helen Hunt.

Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times

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

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John Anderson
Washington Post

Suffers from, if anything, a lack of pure confidence in the story, the actors or the audience.

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Brian D. Johnson
Maclean's Magazine

The poor woman [Hunt] deserves a better movie.

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Wally Hammond
Time Out

Hunt's film does soften the heart, not least because of its honesty and its sensitivity to some unfashionable dilemmas.

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

Hunt draws some good performances from the cast and wisely chose a low-key personal story for her directorial debut.

Susan Tavernetti
Palo Alto Weekly

Trying to establish a serio-comic tone is a task best suited for seasoned directors. Given that a boom microphone drops into the film frame at least twice, Hunt has more basic production elements to master.

Christy DeSmith
Minneapolis Star Tribune

From the looks of things, the actors were simply let loose as themselves.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

A few plot turns too many undermine Helen Hunt's Then She Found Me, and that's too bad, because Hunt shows some nice touches here both in front of and behind the camera.

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Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard

Everyone acts decently and you have to praise Hunt for her tenacity. But this suffers from some fairly dire cinematography and a manufactured air that prevents the watcher connecting to the whole thing.

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Red Lats
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… More
Nate Zoebl
[font=Arial][color=DarkRed]Speed Racer - I was wary of this film from the first frame. I think the original [i]Speed Racer[/i] cartoon is dopey and insipid. I… More
Alexander Wilson
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,… More
jay nixon
Bette is a brassy delight, but Helen Hunt just seems so morose its hard to feel empathy for her character. It does have a wonderful ending though.
Leigh Ryan
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… More
Mason Williams
Let me first start off by saying I love, love, love Helen Hunt and Bette Midler. Now that being said this was a good movie very unglamorous which was nice to… More

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