#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 39-year-old April Epner’s childish husband and school teacher colleague Benjamin/Ben leaves her, but with her biological clock ticking ever more loudly. Her dying bossy adoptive mother is very vocal about her disappointment, while her natural son Freddy, a doctor, is most understanding. Shy but fascinating British author Frank meets April, his doted son Jimmy Ray’s teacher, which soon leads to a full-flung affair. At the same time April’s birth mother Bernice Graves locates her and begins attempting to establish a relationship. On top of all these balls in the air, April discovers she’s finally expecting Ben’s baby.
Plot: A New York schoolteacher hits a midlife crisis when, in quick succession, her husband leaves, her adoptive mother dies and her biological mother, an eccentric talk show host, materializes and turns her life upside down as she begins a courtship with the father of one of her students.
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a grounded in reality chick flick that is terrific
This movie is not bad at all.
I caught the first 10 minutes as I waiting for the film I came to see started. I was intrigued and came back the following week to see this little gem of a movie.
With Colin Firth and Matthew Broderick playing against type, it was a relief not to see them so admirable in their roles. Yes, Bette Midler played the typical yenta shrew but hey, at least we see Bette. She’s been away from the screen for far too long.
I’ll be the first to tell you I have never been a Helen Hunt fan at all. I have never even seen her hit t.v. series, Mad About You. Something about her just rubbed me the wrong way in the movies I have seen her in. But then, I saw this movie and I loved it and she did a terrific job in her production.
Seriously. All these people who are criticizing her are slamming her for the wrong reasons. Why? This is one of those FEW films in life in which it’s neither the director, writer, or actor’s fault. If there is any downside, it’s the editor’s fault. Yes, it is.
Why? Because the editor chopped up the scenes. In the editing room, a director can become a genius or a fool. This is one of those cases. I do not fault Helen’s direction. I fault the editor here. Some of these scenes should have been allowed to breathe on their own, not jump cut from one emotion to the next.
Despite that editing distraction, this chick flick has heart, it does have emotion. How do I know this? I heard a lot of sniffling, tears of sorrow and joy in the audience when this film ended. That is what a film is suppose to do, make you feel something, be a participant, not a witness.
Not her best effort
Although I’ve heard a lot of gushing about the quality of this movie, I was very disappointed in the final result! I think Hunt was trying to duplicate the tone and tempo of “As Good as It Gets”, but as when most people try to duplicate anything, there is failure. I think Helen should stick to acting and forget about directing. Matthew Broderick’s character was miscast and he never figured out who he was or even what he was doing in the film. Colin Firth wasn’t allowed to reveal his true nature either. Bette Midler, a monumental talent was just under-used. All points to poor direction in my book. The touching moments are a bit maudlin and the funny parts aren’t that funny. You can skip this one and rent it on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 40 min (100 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director Helen Hunt
Writer Elinor Lipman (novel), Alice Arlen (screenplay), Victor Levin (screenplay), Helen Hunt (screenplay)
Actors Helen Hunt, Bette Midler, Colin Firth, Matthew Broderick
Country USA, UK
Awards 3 wins & 1 nomination.
Production Company John Wells Productions, Blue Rider Pictures, Killer Films
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arriflex Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory Mega Playground (dailies) (telecine), Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length 2,746 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm