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Then She Found Me (2007)

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39-year-old April Epner's childish husband and school teacher colleague Benjamin/Ben leaves her, but with her biological clock ticking ever more loudly. Her dying bossy adoptive mother is ... See full summary »

Director:

Helen Hunt

Writers:

Alice Arlen (screenplay), Victor Levin (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Helen Hunt ... April Epner
Bette Midler ... Bernice Graves
Colin Firth ... Frank
Matthew Broderick ... Ben
Ben Shenkman ... Freddy
Lynn Cohen ... Trudy Epner
John Benjamin Hickey ... Alan
Salman Rushdie ... Dr. Masani
Daisy Tahan ... Ruby
Tommy Nelson ... Jimmy Ray
Stephanie Yankwitt ... Stacey
Lillias White ... Sheila (as Lillias D. White)
David Callegati ... Gianni
Kenneth Stern Kenneth Stern ... Rabbi (as Rabbi Kenneth A. Stern)
Robert LuPone ... Ted
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Storyline

39-year-old April Epner's childish husband and school teacher colleague Benjamin/Ben leaves her, but with her biological clock ticking ever more loudly. Her dying bossy adoptive mother is very vocal about her disappointment, while her natural son Freddy, a doctor, is most understanding. Shy but fascinating British author Frank meets April, his doted son Jimmy Ray's teacher, which soon leads to a full-flung affair. At the same time April's birth mother Bernice Graves locates her and begins attempting to establish a relationship. On top of all these balls in the air, April discovers she's finally expecting Ben's baby. Written by KGF Vissers

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Taglines:

manchmal kommt alles auf einmal (German tagline) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English | Hebrew

Release Date:

9 May 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cuando todo cambia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$72,594, 27 April 2008

Gross USA:

$3,735,717

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,433,048
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Reunited real-life exes Helen Hunt and Matthew Broderick, who dated 20 years earlier when making the movie Project X. See more »

Goofs

The passenger side shoulder belt in April's car is present for Bernice's scene and missing for Frank's. See more »

Quotes

April Epner: There is a Jewish story, an ordinary Jewish joke. A father was teaching his little son to be less afraid, to have more courage. "Jump," he said, "and I'll catch you." And the little boy trusted him, and the little boy jumped. And when his father caught him, he felt filled with love. And when he didn't, he was filled with something else, something... more: life. Amen.
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Soundtracks

Piano Sonata No.11 in A Major K.331: I. Theme & Variations
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Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by Vladimir Selivokhin
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An AAA for effort but a C+C+C+ for quality
18 May 2008 | by mauricebarringerSee all my reviews

I want to praise Helen Hunt for directing this unpretentious character study of people with real problems at a time when big budget super hero movies with all plot and no character development are the mainstream.

Unfortunately, I felt that Bette Midler and Helen Hunt were acting in 2 separate films as the mother and daughter. Midler seemed to be acting in a big budget over-the-top romantic comedy while Hunt was understated and subtle as a complicated lady in a small movie that was a fine character study. The 2 ladies didn't seem to be on the same planet.

Also I felt that the performances were stilted at times and there were too many scenes involving over-acting. An example was the fine actor Colin Firth yelling and cussing toward the end of the film after having been so contained the rest of the film.

I do want to again compliment Helen Hunt for this sincere and intelligent film but feel that it was quite uneven at times. I will give her an A grade for effort and sincerity but a C+ grade for the script and performances.


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