Dreary `Found Me' wanders aimlessly

Review C

May 09, 2008|By Michael Sragow | Michael Sragow,Sun movie critic

What's wrong with Helen Hunt's appearance in Then She Found Me is not that she looks terrible -- pinched emotionally as well as physically -- but that Colin Firth keeps telling her she looks wonderful. And even a Firth who's deliberately sloppy (as he is here) is not the kind of man to lose his head in love that easily.

In this New York cheer-and-tearjerker, Firth plays a guy at loose ends raising two kids by writing book-flap copy, and Hunt plays a schoolteacher aching for a baby. At the beginning, Hunt marries a friend and fellow teacher (Matthew Broderick), who is too big a baby himself to last a year with her.

Then She Found Me (ThinkFilm) Starring Helen Hunt, Colin Firth, Bette Midler, Matthew Broderick. Directed by Hunt. Rated R for language and some sexual content. Time 100 minutes.

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