Academy Award-winning actress Helen Hunt makes her feature directorial debut with this adaptation of Elinor Lipman's best-selling novel about a Philadelphia schoolteacher (Hunt) whose long-lost birth mother (Bette Midler) reappears at the very moment her daughter is careening into a midlife crisis. Abandoned by her husband (Matthew Broderick) and still grieving the death of her adoptive mother, the emotionally fragile teacher enters into a relationship with the father of one of her students just as her biological mother, an eccentric talk-show host, appears on her doorstep attempting a reconciliation.
Then She Found Me movie trailer - starring Colin Firth, Matthew Broderick, Helen Hunt, Bette Midler, Lynn Cohen, Ben Shenkman. Directed by Helen Hunt. Theatrical Release Date: 4/25/2008
Then She Found Me movie trailer - starring Matthew Broderick, Colin Firth, Helen Hunt, Bette Midler, Lynn Cohen, Ben Shenkman. Directed by Helen Hunt. Theatrical Release Date: 4/25/2008
Adapted from Elinor Lipman s novel of the same name, Helen Hunt makes her feature directing debut with THEN SHE FOUND ME, a touching story of schoolteacher April Epner (Hunt) and her very unlikely path towards personal fulfillment. Following the separation from her husband (Matthew Broderick) and the death of her adopted mother, April is contacted by her apparent birth mother (Bette Midler), who turns out to be a local talk show host Bernice Graves. As Bernice tries to become the mother to April that she was never able to be, April seems to find solace in the arms of the parent of one of her students (Colin Firth), only to find that the mystery to life s questions cannot be solved by a simple revelation.
As released by AOL, Then She Found Me is based on the1990 novel written by Elinor Lipman. The movie is about April (Helen Hunt), a 39 year old schoolteacher whose life is changing rapidly around her. First her husband abruptly leaves her, then her adoptive mother passes away, and into her life re-enters her birth mother Bernice (Bette Midler), who is suddenly anxious to get to know her long lost daughter.
Although Bernice is exuberant, magnetic and famous with her own TV talk show, becoming acquainted with the mother who abandoned her is the last thing that April wants to do at this point in her life. Aside from forcing her to come to terms with her own sense of abandonment, it also brings into sharp focus the absence of children of her own. As April begins a courtship with the father of one of her students (Colin Firth), things become increasingly complicated for her, especially when Bernice will simply not take no for an answer.
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