History Film / RaisingHelen

29th Apr '16 8:25:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* ComingOfAgeStory: For Helen arguably.
29th Apr '16 8:25:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* BrattyTeenageDaughter: Audrey at times.

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* CheerfulChild: Sarah most of the time.
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* CompanionCube: Sarah's eponymous Hippo.

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* HandsomeLech: Audrey's prom date BZ.
* HappilyAdopted: Eventually.

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* PromotionToParent: Jenny in the BackStory.

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29th Apr '16 8:24:34 AM Morgenthaler
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'''''Raising Helen''''' is a 2004 movie starring Kate Hudson. It revolves around Helen Harris, an executive assistant for the President of a powerful modeling agency in Manhattan. She works hard and fixes every little crisis that happens on modeling shoots and within the office. After work, she goes out to clubs to socialize with her clientele while also being young and having fun. Helen's content little world suddenly changes when her sister Lindsay and brother in law Paul die in a car accident. Helen and her other sister Jenny learn Lindsay & Paul left Helen in charge of their three kids: 15-year-old Audrey, 10-year-old Henry, and five-year-old Sarah. Convinced she can raise the kids and maintain her already fast-paced schedule, Helen quickly finds herself burnt out and disheartened by her responsibilities and Jenny's lack of faith.

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'''''Raising Helen''''' ''Raising Helen'' is a 2004 movie starring Kate Hudson. It revolves around Helen Harris, an executive assistant for the President of a powerful modeling agency in Manhattan. She works hard and fixes every little crisis that happens on modeling shoots and within the office. After work, she goes out to clubs to socialize with her clientele while also being young and having fun. Helen's content little world suddenly changes when her sister Lindsay and brother in law Paul die in a car accident. Helen and her other sister Jenny learn Lindsay & Paul left Helen in charge of their three kids: 15-year-old Audrey, 10-year-old Henry, and five-year-old Sarah. Convinced she can raise the kids and maintain her already fast-paced schedule, Helen quickly finds herself burnt out and disheartened by her responsibilities and Jenny's lack of faith.
12th Mar '15 11:12:25 PM Cindylover1969
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* ActorAllusion: This wouldn't be the last time Abigail Breslin comforts Joan Cusack on [[MySistersKeeper losing a family member]]. Or Hayden Panettierre was almost the victim [[{{Series/Heroes}} of statutory rape]].



* CrossesTheLineTwice: After Audrey is caught making out with a boy in the church, Helen jokes "you are SO going to Hell"



* [[HeyItsThatGuy Hey, It's That's Gal/Guy!]]: Audrey, Henry and Sarah look uncannily like [[{{Series/Heroes}} Claire Bennet]], [[TeamoSupremo Captain Crandall]] and LittleMissSunshine, their mother is/was [[DesperateHousewives Lynette Scavo]], their school principal is [[SexAndTheCity Aidan Shaw]], and Helen works for [[Film/TheQueen Queen Elizabeth II]].
** Pretty much any Garry or Penny Marshall film falls into this category. Don't forget the many people who also work for [[{{Film/ThePrincessDiaries}} Queen Clarise Rinaldi]] made an appearance here!



* {{Moe}}: Sarah naturally. Audrey as well at times.
4th Oct '14 2:45:35 AM Cindylover1969
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* ActorAllusion: This wouldn't be the last time Abigail Breslin comforts Joan Cusack on [[MySistersKeeper losing a family member]]. Or Hayden Panettierre was almost the victim [[{{Series/Heroes}} of statutory rape]].


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* [[HeyItsThatGuy Hey, It's That's Gal/Guy!]]: Audrey, Henry and Sarah look uncannily like [[{{Series/Heroes}} Claire Bennet]], [[TeamoSupremo Captain Crandall]] and LittleMissSunshine, their mother is/was [[DesperateHousewives Lynette Scavo]], their school principal is [[SexAndTheCity Aidan Shaw]], and Helen works for [[Film/TheQueen Queen Elizabeth II]].
** Pretty much any Garry or Penny Marshall film falls into this category. Don't forget the many people who also work for [[{{Film/ThePrincessDiaries}} Queen Clarise Rinaldi]] made an appearance here!
4th Oct '14 2:44:53 AM Cindylover1969
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* ActorAllusion: This wouldn't be the last time Abigail Breslin comforts Joan Cusack on [[MySistersKeeper losing a family member]]. Or Hayden Panettierre was almost the victim [[{{Series/Heroes}} of statutory rape]].



* [[HeyItsThatGuy Hey, It's That's Gal/Guy!]]: Audrey, Henry and Sarah look uncannily like [[{{Series/Heroes}} Claire Bennet]], [[TeamoSupremo Captain Crandall]] and LittleMissSunshine, their mother is/was [[DesperateHousewives Lynette Scavo]], their school principal is [[SexAndTheCity Aidan Shaw]], and Helen works for [[Film/TheQueen Queen Elizabeth II]].
** Pretty much any Garry or Penny Marshall film falls into this category. Don't forget the many people who also work for [[{{Film/ThePrincessDiaries}} Queen Clarise Rinaldi]] made an appearance here!
18th Aug '14 3:20:09 AM shamblingdead
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* BigApplesauce : The film takes place in and around New York City, with some very specific location references. What the hell does "bridge and tunnel" mean, anyway?
18th Aug '14 1:47:34 AM shamblingdead
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* FallenOnHardTimesJob: Helen must give up her fashion job and become a used car saleswoman.

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* FallenOnHardTimesJob: Helen must give up her fashion job and become receptionist at a used car saleswoman.dealership.
18th Aug '14 1:05:34 AM shamblingdead
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* FallenOnHardTimesJob: Helen must give up her fashion job and become a used car saleswoman.

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* FallenOnHardTimesJob: Helen must give up her fashion job and become a used car saleswoman. saleswoman.
* FriendsRentControl : Both subverted and examined. A huge apartment in New York opens up but costs a fortune (''nine thousand'' a month). It's not stated what Helen's original rent is, but she has a nice apartment that's too small for the brood. They then move to a large apartment in Queens for $1200 a month, which is realistic.
18th Aug '14 12:59:35 AM shamblingdead
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* SmokingIsGlamorous : Part of Helen's character. She smokes and the kids try to get her to stop.
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