Then She Found Me Synopsis
A teacher (Helen Hunt) copes with the end of her marriage and meets her brassy mother.
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Chicago Tribune

A strength of Then She Found Me, from Elinor Lipman's novel, is its straightforward, uncomplicated storytelling that keeps the threads...
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
While there are plenty of laughs, Hunt doesn't play this for farce. Even Midler gives perhaps the most restrained, and arguably the most...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
The new movie shrieks of motherhood - raising hot-button issues like biological clocks running down, the rights of birth mothers and...
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Entertainment Weekly

Hunt's movie-directing debut frequently crackles with nice gags.
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The Hollywood Reporter

With subtle laughs but solid emotional thrust, it will play very well with older audiences.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
What ought to be a bittersweet movie about a woman's momentary unraveling feels like a workout class: Cardio melodrama.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
There are some wise observations about parenting. Hunt draws some good performances from the cast and wisely chose a low-key personal story...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
The material is so charged that it threatens to electrocute any who would touch it. Yet from the moment that Bette Midler, as Bernice the...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Has some nice moments, but it feels very much like a first film. The pacing is off, and the cast members appear to be acting in completely...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
A bizarre, overcooked broth that combines a broad sitcom style (the banter goes rat-tat-tat like a steam drill) with a preposterous...
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BRAVO! Colin Firth was GREAT & Cudos for Helen Hunt's directing debut!

By AngieCim
This was a surprisingly good movie once Colin Firth stepped onto the scene. It was nice to see him actually have more than a couple scenes in which he actually gets to act, show vulnerability and...

Funny, but real

By ignorantleafy
I saw this movie as a sneak preview and had free tickets. I went even though I figured it for an embarrassing chickflick... but instead found it had genuine backbone, a sense of subtlety, and...

Then She Found Me

By Helen K Garber
An excellent first directing effort by Helen Hunt and how lucky to have such great talent to work with, including herself. Just wished that she had an advisor looking over her shoulder at the...

touching and funny, sometimes a bit much with cliches, but on the whole a good film

By cookymonster
Really enjoyed the movie. Helen Hunt was very good. Thought Bette Midler was fun, but not that believable as the birth mother. What I really liked, is the pacing of the film, and the quirky moments....

Then She Found Me

By 1classicfan
Great movie and wonderful ensemble cast...Midler is her amazing...funny...can't take your eyes off her self. Kudos to Helen Hunt for both acting in and directing this entertaining, touching and...

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By funwithwarcrimes
Helen Hunt's "And Then She Found Me" is brilliant. Well crafted story, beautifully cast and precisely directed. We are very lucky to have her in the film world. It is a deeply honest depiction of...

I saw this - PRETTY DARN GOOD, really!

By SoCalDog
I didn't want to see it, but got dragged to it. It was slow at first, but not bad. I like Colin Firth, but his role is usually pretty small. It is a good thing the role opened up for him, because I...


By BonBons
The distinct personalities of each character was well developed and enjoyable. There should have been greater emphasis on the emotional aspect of the character dealing with losses (death of adoptive...

Then She Found Me

By gulager
Excellent acting. Sweet story. Realistic Dialogue....

Then She Found Me

By StinkyRose
Well made - good story. Enjoyed it....

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Rated R | For language, and some sexual content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Mature dramedy interesting, but meanders too much.
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