April 25, 2008
(NY, LA; expands: May 2)
Director: Helen Hunt
MPAA Rating: R (for language and some sexual content)
Screenwriters: Helen Hunt, Vic Levin, Alice Arlen
Starring: Matthew Broderick, Colin Firth, Helen Hunt, Bette Midler, Ben Shankman
Copyright Holder: N/A
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 month (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.