Then She Found Me (2007)
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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as April Epner
as Bernice Graves
as Frank Harte
as Trudy Epner
as Dr. Masani
as Jimmy Ray
as Mother #1
as Mother #2
as Trudy Jr.
as Principal Petticord
as Bernice Fan
as Girl in Freddy's Bed
as Male Partner #1
as Male Partner #2
as Woman in Her 20s
as Woman in Her 30s
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Critic Reviews for Then She Found Me
Unexpectedly sharp, light and appealing; a testament to Hunt's skills behind the camera.
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.
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.
It's a glum and amateurish business on the three-in-one subject of adoption - being adopted, having your child adopted, and adopting one.
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.
Audience Reviews for Then She Found Me
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.
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".
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...
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