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A Little Help
A Little Help
A Little Help
Genres Comedy Drama
Running Time 108 min
Release Date Jul 22, 2011
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A Little Help

When Laura's husband dies from a heart abnormality that goes undetected by an ER physician, she is a deer in the headlights. Her intrusive mother and sister pressure her to send her son Dennis to a private school and force her to file a malpractice lawsuit against the doctor who treated Bob.This places Laura in the middle of two huge lies: at his new school, Dennis tells the other kids that his father was a fireman who died in 9/11. Further, Laura knows the malpractice suit is based on false pretenses.… Show more

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July 29, 2011 - Boston.com - Wesley Morris, Globe Staff

It’s not that Jenna Fischer is miscast in “A Little Help.’’ It’s that she’s mis-everything else: misused, misdirected, misanthropic. Under other circumstances, she could play a stressed-out, freshly widowed dental hygienist with little objection from me. Under these circumstances, I’d rather be anywhere else. She’s unlike the passive women she usually plays, such as Pam on “The Office.’’ And yet there’s no pleasure in watching Fischer scream at, say, Chris O’Donnell or a barking dog or the actor who plays her 11-year-old-son, since she’s screaming with little wit or emotional cause.

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