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A Little Help

MOVIE SYNOPSIS
A Little Help


When Laura's husband dies from a heart abnormality that goes undetected by an ER physician, she is a deer in the headlights. Her intrusive mother and sister pressure her to send her son Dennis to a private school and force her to file a malpractice lawsuit against the doctor who treated Bob.This places Laura in the middle of two huge lies: at his new school, Dennis tells the other kids that his father was a fireman who died in 9/11. Further, Laura knows the malpractice suit is based on false pretenses. Bob didn't tell the ER doctor what he was doing when he had previous heart symptoms, because he was with his lover. As Laura struggles, she finds one person with whom she can connect and communicate -- Kathy's husband, Paul.
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07/28/2011
Saddled with an instantly forgettable title, A Little Help is going to need all the help it can get finding its audience, so here's my pitch: This is one of the smarter, more honest scripts to be filmed in quite some time. And Jenna Fischer, star of The Office, gives one of the smarter, more honest - and vulnerable, and tough - performances by an actress on the big screen in an even longer stretch. » Read more
City Paper Grade: B-
07/28/2011
Michael Weithorn’s first feature is a drab indie lifted by a warm turn by Jenna Fischer as a widowed single mother struggling to reassemble her life in the wake of 9/11. » Read more

07/28/2011
Saddled with an instantly forgettable title, A Little Help is going to need all the help it can get finding its audience, so here's my pitch: This is one of the smarter, more honest scripts to be filmed in quite some time. And Jenna Fischer, star of The Office, gives one of the smarter, more honest - and vulnerable, and tough - performances by an actress on the big screen in an even longer stretch. » Read more
City Paper Grade: B-
07/28/2011
Michael Weithorn’s first feature is a drab indie lifted by a warm turn by Jenna Fischer as a widowed single mother struggling to reassemble her life in the wake of 9/11. » Read more

MPAA rating:
R
for language, some sexual content and drug use
Cast:
Zach Page; Daniel Yelsky; Lesley Ann Warren; Jenna Fischer; Ron Leibman; Brooke Smith; Chris O'Donnell; Kim Coates; Arden Myrin; Rob Benedict
Directed by:
Michael J. Weithorn
Genre:
Comedy; Drama
Running time:
01:48
Release date:
2011
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