Now thatís a handful of complication ripe for comedy and drama.
Despite the premise, THEN SHE FOUND ME is not a horror movie. In fact itís a better-than-average comedy-drama from the likes of Oscar-winner Helen Hunt. Though Hunt has been laying relatively low since getting the gold for AS GOOD AS IT GETS, she comes back strong here, co-writing, directing and starring in this humorous, touching tale. Honestly I wasnít expecting much of anything here, but found myself enjoying the story, the fairly realistic characters and the filmís sense of humor. The quick pace also helped, with the film moving surprisingly quick. There were many a moment where things couldíve gotten bogged down with melodrama and self-reflection, but Hunt manages to keep the tone both poignant and lighthearted.
As an actress she did a fine job carrying the movie, but itís often stolen by Colin Firth who is very funny and appealing as Charming British Guy. The two have a great chemistry together. Matthew Broderick has a smaller role as the man-child ex-husband, but itís nice to see Ferris Bueller as something other than Mr. Jessica Parker. And having Bette Midler playing a brash, annoying woman on purpose? Smart move, Hunt.
Featurette (11:40): Thereís a ridiculous level of praise for Helen Hunt here, to the point of annoyance. She did a fine job with her many hats, but I think at one point someone actually says they canít believe a human being could be so perfect.
Interviews (14:56): The cast gets questioned.
Extra Tidbit: Hunt spent ten years trying to get this movie made. She also bears a striking resemblance to Skeletor now.