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Helen (2010)



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A law professor grapples with depression and married life.

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Leah Cairns
as Susanna
Alberta Watson
as Dr. Sherman
Grace Bauer
as Store Employee
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Critic Reviews for Helen

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (6)

Unless you're prepared to be needlessly drowned in another woman's problems for nearly two hours, stay away.

August 13, 2010 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

In roles that could have devolved into arias of melodrama, the cast never overplays its hand, fighting the omnipresent melancholy in small ways rather than large.

July 30, 2010 | Rating: 4/5

Two hours of knife-wielding and shrieking later, nothing significant or profound is gleaned...

July 28, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

A PSA masquerading as an actual drama.

July 25, 2010 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

The film is agonizingly slow.

March 5, 2010 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

I wish the movie itself had mood swings as wild as Mathilda's. Judd's depression is relentless.

March 5, 2010 | Rating: 2/5

Audience Reviews for Helen


A very depressing movie about deep depression, as expected. These kinds of movies are never fun to watch....Ashley Judd did a very convincing job.

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

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Depression is a depressing subject. As such, this is a depressing movie. The actors did a good job, and the music was outstanding.

Red Lats
Red Lats

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"I was prepared to fight. I wasn't prepared to lose" -Helen Ashley Judd provides a strong performance as "Helen" a loving wife, mother, talented musician, and professor who becomes strangled by severe depression. Her mental illness progresses over a period of time and is portrayed in quite a realist way...showing the isolation that she imposes on herself. "You remind me of who I used to be" -Helen

Deb Singh
Deb Singh

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