I figured this film would follow the typical “single independent woman turned mom” theme, without much else. However, I was impressed with “Raising Helen”, as well as the performance of Kate Hudson. There are many good lessons in this warm-hearted movie, along with the comedy derived from the honest effort of Helen to properly raise the children. What’s pleasant is that the comedy is clean, assisted by Helen’s interest in Pastor Dan (John Corbett), the head of the kid’s new school. I enjoyed this movie much more than anticipated, and recommend for enjoyment of everyone.
All of the offensive content has been removed from the original version, but there still may be material that could be sensitive. The premise of the film could be bothersome to young children, as losing your parents is a frightful concept. Helen is shown smoking cigarettes and in a short skirt in one scene. Also shown is two instances of casual drinking.