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Raising Helen [WS] [DVD] [2004]

Release Date:10/12/2004
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

    • Bloopers from the set
    • Deleted scenes
    • Liz Phair 'Extraordinary" music video
    • Audio commentary with director Garry Marshall and the writers
    • Closed Captioned


    Raising Helen
    Directed by Garry Marshall, Raising Helen revolves around Helen Harris (Kate Hudson), whose successful fashion career and decadent Manhattan lifestyle are plenty in terms of keeping her occupied and content. Helen's days as a socialite are brought to a swift end, however, when she is informed not only of the death of her sister and brother-in-law, but of the decision to leave their three children in her care. Being one of New York's hippest matters little to 15-year-old Audrey (Hayden Panettiere), ten-year-old Henry (Spencer Breslin), and five-year-old Sarah (Abigail Breslin), who would much rather have their parents back. Convinced she can raise the kids and maintain her already fast-paced schedule, Helen quickly finds herself burnt out and disheartened by her older sister's (Joan Cusack) lack of faith. Despite her already hectic schedule, however, Helen finds the time to develop a genuine affection for her new dependents, as well as an equally genuine attraction to Pastor Don Parker (John Corbett), the kids' school principal and local pastor. Eventually, Helen realizes she can't balance the two lives, and is faced with a difficult decision: Does she live her old dreams or take a chance on a new one? ~ Tracie Cooper, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Kate Hudson
      Kate Hudson - Helen Harris
    • John Corbett
      John Corbett - Pastor Don Parker
    • Joan Cusack
      Joan Cusack - Jenny Portman
    • Hector Elizondo
      Hector Elizondo - Mickey Massey
    • Helen Mirren
      Helen Mirren - Dominique

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