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Raising Helen [2004] (1 disc)

Director:Garry Marshall
Writer:Jack Amiel
Michael Begler
Composer:John Debney
Mark Vogel
Length:119 minutes
(1 hour 59 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Sorting Category:RomCom
Sorting Tub:Foxtrot
IMDB Rating:6.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:24%
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: After her sister and brother-in-law die in a car accident, a young woman becomes the guardian of their three children.

Reaction: Charming and somewhat adorable. Not deep, but nicely adorable.

Personal Rating: 7/10

Garry Marshall => Director
Jack Amiel => Writer
Michael Begler => Writer
John Debney => Composer
Mark Vogel => Composer
Abigail Breslin => Sarah Davis
Amber Valletta => Martina
Bernard White => Ravi Prasad
Evan Sabara => Oliver Portman
Felicity Huffman => Lindsay Davis
Hayden Panettiere => Audrey Davis
Hector Elizondo => Mickey Massey  (uncredited)
Helen Mirren => Dominique
Jane Morris => Landlord
Joan Cusack => Jenny Portman
John Corbett => Pastor Dan Parker
Joseph Mazzello => Prom Date Peter
Kate Hudson => Helen Harris
Kathleen Marshall => Mrs. LaGambina
Kevin Kilner => Ed Portman
Larry Miller => Car Buyer (uncredited)
Lisa Roberts Gillan => Zoo Reporter
Mark DeCarlo => Hockey Rabbi
Marvin Braverman => Hot Dog Vendor Aaron
Paris Hilton => Amber
Sakina Jaffrey => Nilma Prasad
Sandra Taylor => Lacey
Sean O'Bryan => Paul Davis
Spencer Breslin => Henry Davis
Tracy Reiner => Job Interviewer

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • While filming, director Garry Marshall kept referring to star Kate Hudson as Goldie. He had worked with Hudson's mother Goldie Hawn on Overboard and kept getting the name wrong, as he said they looked and acted so much alike. The actress was a good sport about it, but the crew put up a box for Marshall to pay $5.00 for every time he called her by the wrong name. By the end of the shoot the money in the box provided for a lavish party, thrown by Hudson for the entire crew.
  • Henry (Spencer Breslin) and Sarah Davis (Abigail Breslin) not only play siblings in the movie, they are siblings in real life.
  • Kate Hudson was pregnant during part of the filming. Near the end of the film, she subconsciously touches her midriff as she walks.