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Then She Found Me (2007)

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Critic Consensus: A threadbare story anchored by strong performances, Then She Found Me is a mostly successful directorial debut by Helen Hunt.

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Following the separation from her husband and the death of her adopted mother, schoolteacher April Epner is contacted by her apparent birth mother, who turns out to be a local talk show host Bernice Graves. As Bernice tries to become the mother to April that she was never able to be, April seems to find solace in the arms of the parent of one of her students (Colin Firth), only to find that the mystery to life's questions cannot be solved by a simple revelation.

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Cast

Helen Hunt
as April Epner
Bette Midler
as Bernice Graves
Colin Firth
as Frank Harte
Lynn Cohen
as Trudy Epner
Salman Rushdie
as Dr. Masani
Tommy Nelson
as Jimmy Ray
Chris Chalk
as Orderly
Cherise Boothe
as Mother #1
Marina Durrell
as Attendant
Sadie Heston
as Trudy Jr.
Stephanie Berry
as Principal Petticord
Doug Hughes
as Bernice Fan
Chelsea Altman
as Girl in Freddy's Bed
Jordan Thaler
as Male Partner #1
Michael Harder
as Male Partner #2
Geneva Carr
as Woman in Her 20s
Maryann Urbano
as Woman in Her 30s
Tim Robbins
as Himself
Edie Falco
as Herself
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Critic Reviews for Then She Found Me

All Critics (119) | Top Critics (40)

Unexpectedly sharp, light and appealing; a testament to Hunt's skills behind the camera.

October 18, 2008 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Everyone acts decently and you have to praise Hunt for her tenacity. But this suffers from some fairly dire cinematography and a manufactured air that prevents the watcher connecting to the whole thing.

September 19, 2008 | Rating: 2/5

Hunt's lovely voice, pitched in that diurnal-dizzy limbo between mezzo and soprano, is perfect for mid-life crisis. So is her gawky, strung-out, tragicomical body language.

September 19, 2008 | Full Review…

It's a glum and amateurish business on the three-in-one subject of adoption - being adopted, having your child adopted, and adopting one.

September 19, 2008 | Full Review…

It's not the only misstep in Oscar-winning actress Helen Hunt's first film as director, which is a shame because she does a lot of things right.

September 19, 2008 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The tut-tuttingly dull script refuses to supply a single happy line until Hunt squares up to the sudden arrival of Bette Midler.

September 19, 2008 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Then She Found Me

½

If you are a romantic, you will like this movie. The main characters are all going through major changes in their lives - April's marriage is falling apart and the is 39 with no kids; Bernice is feeling left out of the daughter she gave up as an infant; Frank is having difficulty raising his kids. The movie takes all these issues and more and ties them up in a neat bow.

Red Lats
Red Lats

Super Reviewer

The movie has a good cast, a ton of perspectives about love, life, relationships and the seeds parents sow. If your looking for a film with acoustic guitars, family matters, and good tempo without being unrealistic then watch "Then She Found Me".

Alexander Wilson
Alexander Wilson

Super Reviewer

Interesting movie. I didn't know if I was liking it much until I got towards the end. The film grows slowly on you. By the end credits I was totally digging the film and was elated with the ending...

Leigh Ryan
Leigh Ryan

Super Reviewer

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