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A Little Help (2010)

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A woman gets entangled in a series of bizarre lies in order to take care of herself and her 12 year old son.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jenna Fischer ... Laura Pehlke
Jay Klaitz ... Patient
Daniel Yelsky ... Dennis Pehlke
Brooke Smith ... Kathy Helms
Chris O'Donnell ... Bob Pehlke
Rob Benedict ... Paul Helms
Zach Page ... Kyle Helms
Ron Leibman ... Warren Dunning
Lesley Ann Warren ... Joan Dunning
Sara Kapner ... Wendy Helms
James Rebhorn ... Dr. Bronstein
Michelle Hurst ... Eileen
Matt Oberg ... Minister
Douglas Lipman Douglas Lipman ... Doug
Carla Briscoe ... Kristen
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Storyline

Dental hygienist Laura Pehlke's marriage has become sexless and dysfunctional. Because she drinks and smokes too much and has let her appearance go, she suspects her husband is cheating on her. When he suddenly dies, she finds herself buckling in to her controlling sister and mother who push her into initiating a lawsuit she doesn't want to pursue against her husband's doctor and sending her introverted, troubled son to an elite private school he doesn't want to attend. Things get more complicated when she finds her son has told classmates his father is a dead 9-11 hero, and her brother-in-law confesses he's always loved her, not her sister. Laura needs "a little help" to deal with her life. Written by duke1029

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Ever have one of those lives?

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 July 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Malo pomoći See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$44,870, 24 July 2011

Gross USA:

$96,868

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$96,868
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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Quotes

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Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.176 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Runaround Sue
Written by Ernie Maresca and Dion DiMucci
Performed by Dion DiMucci (as Dion)
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A young mother experiences problems with her marriage and family in this drama about a dysfunctional family.
25 October 2010 | by katiesever-880-347450See all my reviews

This was a great film! I saw this at the San Diego Film Festival a couple of weeks ago and it was a happy little surprise. Jenna Fischer did an amazing job, as a matter of fact, EVERY actor in this film was tremendous. The film was very believable, it focused on a young mother who's marriage is falling apart. She is slowly drifting into a hopeless state; being unloved and slightly alcoholic in return. Then her life changes when events unfold. We watch her handle all these problems at once and still we see her emerge as a better person in the end. The film is not as much of a downer as it sounds, and there is plenty humor in it. The best thing about this film is the reality of it, it's very easy to relate to. The relationships are believable as well as the situations and dialog. I enjoyed this film and I highly recommend it. This film and Nowhere Boy were my two favorite films from the festival.


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