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Raising Helen

Promotional poster
Directed by Garry Marshall
Produced by David Hoberman
Written by Jack Amiel
Michael Begler
Starring Kate Hudson
Hayden Panettiere
Spencer Breslin
Abigail Breslin
John Corbett
Joan Cusack
Helen Mirren
Studio Beacon Pictures
Distributed by Touchstone Pictures
Release date(s) May 28, 2004
Running time 119 min
Language English
Budget n/a
Gross revenue $49,718,611 (worldwide)[1]

Raising Helen is a 2004 American comedy-drama film directed by Garry Marshall and written by Jack Amiel and Michael Begler. It stars Kate Hudson, Joan Cusack, Hayden Panettiere, John Corbett, Helen Mirren, Abigail Breslin, and her brother Spencer. It grossed $37,486,138 in its domestic box office.



Helen Harris (Kate Hudson) has a successful fashion career and a decent Manhattan lifestyle. They are plenty in terms of keeping her occupied and content. Suddenly, Helen's world soon has a big change to it when she hears the news that her sister Lindsay (Felicity Huffman) and brother in law Paul (Sean O'Bryan) have died in a car accident. She and her other sister Jenny (Joan Cusack) are in shock when they hear Lindsay & Paul left Helen in charge of their three kids: 15-year-old Audrey (Hayden Panettiere), 10-year-old Henry (Spencer Breslin), and five-year-old Sarah (Abigail Breslin). Convinced she can raise the kids and maintain her already fast-paced schedule, Helen quickly finds herself burnt out and disheartened by Jenny's lack of faith. Despite her already hectic schedule, however, Helen finds the time to develop a genuine affection for her new dependents, as well as an equally genuine attraction to Dan Parker (John Corbett), the kids' school principal and local Lutheran pastor. Eventually Helen realizes she can't balance the two lives, and is faced with a difficult decision, her fashion career or her nieces and nephew.



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Raising Helen is a 2004 American comedy/drama film directed by Garry Marshall.

Jenny Portman

to Audrey's boyfriend: If you ever so blink in Audrey's direction I will bury you so deep into the ground that the heat from the Earth's core will incinerate your sorry ass!

(after finding Audrey and boyfriend in motel room): Well... Well, are you ready for this? [Jenny who is pregnant motions to her stomach] I don't think so. Are you ready to be a parent? I don't think so!


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