Opening Night Screening: Then She Found Me
Galas & Centerpiece Screenings
(USA, 2007, 100 mins)
Dallas/Ft Worth Premiere
Directed By: Helen Hunt
Screenwriter: Helen Hunt, Vic Levin, Alice Arlen, based on the novel by Elinor Lipman
Cast: Helen Hunt, Colin Firth, Matthew Broderick
Producer: Pamela Koffler, Katie Roumel, Christine Vachon, Connie Tavel, Helen Hunt
Executive Producers: Ralph Kamp, Louise Goodsill, Chip Signore
Cinematographer: Peter Donahue
Editor: Pam Wise
Music: David Mansfield
Helen Hunt stars in her assured directorial debut Then She Found Me, a humorous and moving story about how we create families both by blood and by choice.
April (Helen Hunt) is 39-year-old with a ticking biological clock. Her charming but immature husband, Ben (Matthew Broderick), decides their recent marriage is a mistake; and her ailing adoptive mother, whom April has been nursing through her illness, dies. She finds herself fighting to not be attracted to Frank (Colin Firth) the recently divorced father of one of her students. As if this werenâ€™t enough, a brassy, overbearing local talk-show host named Bernice Graves (Bette Midler) shows up out of the blue, announcing herself as Aprilâ€™s biological mother. And she has incredible news: April is the result of a one-night stand Bernice had with Steve McQueen nearly 40 years ago.
Ms. Hunt sweetly reminds us that love comes with a price and is often found where we are not looking for it.
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