Then She Found Me

Then She Found Me

Then She Found Me

Helen Hunt's directing debut. A comedy-drama in which she plays a thirty-nine-year-old schoolteacher called April. April's recent marriage to immature Ben (Matthew Broderick) falls apart at the same time that her adopted mother passes away. At this time of crisis, her brassy birth mother (Bette Midler) turns up, out of the blue, and starts dating the father of one of April's students. April finds solace in the charming Frank (Colin Firth), who has recently become a single father of two.

2008Rating: M, Offensive Language & Sexual References101 minsUSAEnglish and Hebrew
ComedyDramaRomance

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Then She Found Me / Reviews

Flicks, Team

Flicks, Team

What's up with Helen Hunt? Pale and bony, she looks like she hasn't eaten in weeks. Perhaps the stress of juggling roles for her directorial and co-writing debut took its toll. Still, the end result is a mostly well-observed rom-com that is better than its so-so looking trailer would suggest.

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Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

A bizarre, overcooked broth that combines a broad sitcom style (the banter goes rat-tat-tat like a steam drill) with a preposterous succession of plot complications, plus solemn questions of identity, adoption and the nature of happiness.

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Variety

Variety

A smart, subtle and seriously funny dramedy bound to find favor with sophisticated auds.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

While this isn't a perfect directing debut from Hunt, Then She Found Me shows that the actress has promise as a director keen to capture real moments and emotions.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

There's something about Hunt's put-upon persona that grates, and it would be nice to see her for once in a role that doesn't call on her to be so angry, short-tempered and disappointed all the time...Still, all in all, Then She Found Me is a warm, entertaining and well-made little movie and an auspicious debut for Hunt the director.

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Dominion Post

Dominion Post

It sounds generic, but what lifts Then She Found Me clear of the cliches is some uncommonly smart writing, committed characterisations and actor-friendly direction.

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Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

Forget over-hyped city-sex and films about multiple frocks, hunt down this gem of a movie and discover one of the year's best.

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