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(out of 13 reviews)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
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Adult Written bysassy007 April 9, 2008
AGENot rated for age
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Adult Written bywonder dove May 24, 2013
AGE
10
QUALITY
 

Nice movie with good messages!

Raising Helen is a good family movie for kids 11 and up. I like the messages throughout about having to eventually grow up, take responsibility and realize that life is no game. Helen (Kate Hudson) is a carefree, happy-go-lucky party girl with not much to worry about. She has the perfect job, a great pool of friends and a nice home. Until she learns that her sister and brother-in-law are killed in an accident leaving behind their three children. Helen then discovers that her sister left the kids to her, which should have gone to her older, more responsible sister that already has experience. The two sisters bicker often, but eventually understand each other. Helen comes to realize that her life is changing and that she must give up her old ways to become a more responsible adult - which she finds out isn't so bad after all. Cute story, seemed to drag on a little though as 2 hours is quite long for a chick flick. Violence isn't bad but deals a lot with death including a family pet turtle. Family arguments. A neighbor goes nuts when she tries to get rid of teens who are partying. Language has uses of sh*t - even by kids, some other common cuss words but no "f" words. Sexual content includes adult flirting, a woman and man make-out, two teens enter a hotel after prom (nothing happens). There is some smoking including around kids, a teen girl tries smoking at her party. Some light drinking. Okay for 11+ viewers.
What other families should know
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Adult Written byhelenmirrenrox May 26, 2011
AGE
11
QUALITY
 

Ify

Good message. Being strong, trusting, moving on and good love. A bit iffy. Some kisses, sugestive outfits (bikinis and bare chests) and a couple almost make love but dont in the end. Dominique's company is a noticable placement
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
Too much consumerism
Parent of a 10 year old Written bygeorges113 October 26, 2009
AGE
13
QUALITY
 

GREAT GREAT GREAT MOVIE !!!!!!! ONE OF THE BEST MOVIES EVERRRR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The things to worry about are mentioned in the CSM review.. mild non-explicit sexual references which are age appropriate 11-12 = iffy content 13+ = GREAT MOVIE A MUST WATCH !!!!!!!!!!!!! A MUST WATCH !!!!!!!!!!!!! PERFECT PERFECT PERFECT PERFECT PERFECT PERFECT PERFECT PERFECT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Great messages
Great role models
Adult Written byPoptartpm April 9, 2008
AGENot rated for age
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Adult Written bymamakate April 9, 2008
AGENot rated for age
QUALITY
 

good movie for intended audience

The thing I liked best about this film is that it realistically portrays a pastor as a human being.