Raising Helen Synopsis
A young hip Manhattanite takes on the responsibility of raising late sister's three children.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Sheri Linden
Marshall's predilection for romantic fairy tales is much in evidence, though the comedy registers in a lower key than it did in such hits...
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Miami Herald

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There's an old-school innocence to Marshall's style, and it's satisfying to be whisked away from reality to this parallel universe where we...
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Hudson's sunny, ringlet-tossing appeal fits snugly into the film's happy-homemaker ideology: She makes caring for three kids she barely...
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
What Raising Helen doesn't offer is a competent (never mind compelling) performance from Hudson, who is as cute as lace pants and has...
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50

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Watching Garry Marshall's Raising Helen is like eating a box of Forrest Gump's chocolates. You may not know exactly what you're going to...
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50

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Almost nothing about Raising Helen rings very true, other than the camera's crush on Kate Hudson.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Far from the worst cookie-cutter film to come off the Hollywood assembly line, merely the latest.
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38

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Works so hard to be inoffensive that you may well be offended.
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30

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Ms. Hudson makes the most of her role, even though that's not saying so very much -- the writing is terribly thin -- while John Corbett...
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25

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Despite Joan Cusack, whose comic spark earns the film its only star, Raising Helen is like tumbling into chick-flick hell.
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Rated PG-13 | For thematic issues involving teens
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Common Sense Media says OK for kids 13+ Light drama with some appealing moments.
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