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A Little Help 3.0 stars

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Synopsis

Laura (Jenna Fischer) has always been pretty and dreamy, but now she drinks too much in her weak marriage to Bob (Chris O’Donnell). As change shocks her drifting life, she must find a way forward with her son (Daniel Yelsky, often stone-cold funny). Michael J. Weithorn’s film flirts with sitcom standards, especially with the grandparents, played by Ron Leibman and Lesley Ann Warren. But he contours the story into subtle choices and even pulls off some uneasy moments referring to 9/11. Fischer is wonderfully credible, not courting easy sympathy. She gets fine help from Rob Benedict as another disappointed dreamer, and their scene in a gazebo is a keeper.

David Elliott

Length: 1 hour, 48 minutes

Rated: R

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