Raising Helen

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Overview

Kate Hudson stars in this light comedy from director Gary Marshall, which has been given a sturdy presentation for its release on DVD. Raising Helen has been given a letterboxed transfer to disc in the widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1, which has also been enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16 x 9 monitors. The audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital 5.1; in addition to the original English-language audio, an alternate dubbed soundtrack in French has been included, as well as optional subtitles in English, ...
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Overview

Kate Hudson stars in this light comedy from director Gary Marshall, which has been given a sturdy presentation for its release on DVD. Raising Helen has been given a letterboxed transfer to disc in the widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1, which has also been enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16 x 9 monitors. The audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital 5.1; in addition to the original English-language audio, an alternate dubbed soundtrack in French has been included, as well as optional subtitles in English, French, and Spanish. Bonus materials include an audio commentary from director Marshall and screenwriters Jack Amiel and Michael Begler, a collections of bloopers and deleted scenes, and a music video by Liz Phair.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Bloopers from the set; Deleted scenes; Liz Phair 'Extraordinary" music video; Audio commentary with director Garry Marshall and the writers
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Editorial Reviews

Entertainment Weekly - Owen Gleiberman
Hudson's sunny, ringlet-tossing appeal fits snugly into the film's happy-homemaker ideology: She makes caring for three kids she barely knows look downright glamorous.
Miami Herald - Peter Debruge
There's an old-school innocence to Marshall's style, and it's satisfying to be whisked away from reality to this parallel universe where we find it possible to laugh amid such a fundamentally tragic scenario.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/12/2004
  • UPC: 786936229042
  • Original Release: 2004
  • Rating:

  • Source: Touchstone / Disney
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled / Dubbed
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 1:59:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 9,637

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kate Hudson Helen Harris
John Corbett Pastor Don Parker
Joan Cusack Jenny Portman
Hector Elizondo Mickey Massey
Helen Mirren Dominique
Hayden Panettiere Audrey Davis
Spencer Breslin Henry Davis
Abigail Breslin Sarah Davis
Sakina Jaffrey Nilma Prasad
Kevin Kilner Ed Portman
Felicity Huffman Lindsay Davis
Sean O'Bryan Paul Davis
Paris Hilton Amber
Amber Valletta Martina
Emily Anne Hart Audrey's Friend
Technical Credits
Garry Marshall Director
Jack Amiel Screenwriter
Ashok Amritraj Producer
Michael Begler Screenwriter
Thomas D. Causey Sound/Sound Designer
John Debney Score Composer
Mali Finn Casting
Bruce Green Editor
Bill Hiney Art Director
David Hoberman Producer
Mario Iscovich Executive Producer
Gary Jones Costumes/Costume Designer
Steven Jordan Production Designer
Todd Lieberman Co-producer
Charles Minsky Cinematographer
David Scharf Associate Producer
Ellen H. Schwartz Asst. Director, Executive Producer
Dawn Solér Musical Direction/Supervision
Karen Stirgwolt Co-producer
Tara Timpone Editor
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Late for the Party [11:28]
2. Family Crisis [10:38]
3. New Role, New Digs [10:13]
4. Suddenly Lutheran [9:28]
5. Model Down! [5:08]
6. Enter Dan, Exit Irwin [4:51]
7. Phat Crib Party [5:31]
8. Mother's Day [11:35]
9. Celebrating Changes [2:32]
10. Getting Serious [7:15]
11. Rising Helen [17:32]
12. The Letter/End Credits [11:43]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play
   Scene Selection
   Bonus Features
      Blooper Reel
      Deleted Scenes
         Tinka & The Paparazzi
         Making Breakfast
         Friends Stop By
         Bridal Fashions
         Day Care
         Day Care (Outtake)
         Play All
      Audio Commentary
      Music Video: "Extraordinary" By Liz Phair
   Set Up
      Audio Options
         English
         French
      Captions & Subtitles
         Captions: English for the Hearing Impaired
         Subtitles: French
         Subtitles: Spanish
         Subtitles: None
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Raising Helen

    I love this movie, it's one of my favorits.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Good Chick-Flick

    Bought for my wife, she loved it...she could watch this over and over. A chick-flick...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Kate Hudson shines as Helen Harris

    Raising Helen is a movie that I stumbled across when channel surfing the starz channels. Once I began watching the movie, I became addicted to it. I think Raising Helen has a positive message about stay at home moms. Much of society looks down upon women who stay at home to look after their children because the women are not running "successful" careers. However, this movie shows being a stay at home mom is quite a fulltime job, but it is a rewarding job at the same time. Helen Harris thought her modeling job was so important to her because but then she realized the children she was entrusted to was even more important so she gave up her wonderful career to become a mother. Helen is the model for today's women because she expresses the same emotion as mothers do sometimes but yet picks herself up and presses on. I think this movie is great-even if you do not agree with my point of view, one should still watch Raising Helen as it will make you laugh and cry.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best Movie Ever

    This is a great film becuase it mixes comedy with a little drama and teaches some of life's valuable lessons on family. Lots of fun for all ages. (Disregard the rating, it should be PG) See this movie NOW!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Kate Hudson's best movie ever!

    This movie is one of the best movies of 2004. I absolutely love this movie and I would highly recommend it to anyone. I would watch this movie over and over again

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Movie

    I really enjoyed this movie. It was very realistic and believable! Everyone should watch this movie, because of the lessons it teaches you about life, choices, and moving on.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    When good actors pick a bad script

    I want my money back. This movie was just a big waste of time; too long and not funny at all. The critics were right, don't waste your money!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Feel good flim of the year!

    this movie to me was the feel good flim of the year! it was awesome! i totaly didnt know that it was already out on dvd...i would of bought it already! i didnt know that! well it was the best movie! and hayden and katie were in it! i love them!

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