And Then I Found ...Then She Found Me

by on Wednesday, December 10 2008, 1:35pm. Viewed 739 times.

Then She Found Me

Think you're having a bad day?  Helen Hunt's April has just been abandoned by her husband, Matthew Broderick, her adoptive mother dies, and she is approached by a stranger who informs her that her birth mother, Bette Midler, a famous talk show hostess wants to meet her.  And that's just the first 10 minutes of the movie.  For most of the movie a make-up less Helen displays a perpetually downtrodden expression.   And then there's "be still my heart!!!", Colin Firth.  He is so adorable and is depicted as a cuddly single father.   Well ---that's enough for me.  I might even be able to forgive him for Mamma Mia which I've still never seen.  Bette doesn't exactly eat the scenery but she's definitely a presence.  Matthew Broderick conveys just the right amount of "total jerk-ness".  By the way.  Helen Hunt produced and directed this screenplay based on a novel by Elinor Lipman

All the acting is excellent.  Then She Found Me  is totally a chick flick but not bad. ---I'd give it a 7 for storyline and a 10+ just for having Colin Firth in it.  "Hey I calls 'em like I sees 'em!"



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on Thursday, December 11 2008, 3:38pm

Poor Helen - seems she's one of the Hollywood ladies who would benefit from some plastic surgery or Botox.  In my book she gets credit for NOT doing that...but she's not aging well...and she isn't that old!

on Tuesday, December 23 2008, 12:30pm

I tried but I couldn't watch this.  Just didn't engage me. I agree with librarianinheels that Hunt isn't aging well -- but maybe she just needs to take more age-appropriate roles and gain a few pounds so she isn't so haggard.  Beauty just doesn't improve with age -- I guess we should be glad that wisdom does.