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"Recurence of mental illness cripples successful woman."

Helen is a two thousand and eight drama film that takes a pretty young girl on a journey about her life and what she has been missing. She is given this chance when she has to be somebody else, but she realizes that she may be questioning herself in the end. A girl who has just turned eighteen named Joy, goes unexpectedly missing one night. Another girl, she has not previously met, is a few weeks from turning eighteen and having the chance to have freedom and leave her place in foster care. Since the police are looking for any lead they can get, they ask Helen to assist them in finding Joy.

She accepts and the way she helps them find Joy is by turning herself into her. This means that she has to "play" Joy by using a method called a police reconstruction that will retrace what Joy had been doing previously to her disappearance. Helen realizes certain things about Joy that make her so much different than Helen, which may make it harder to complete the reconstruction.

As Helen learns more and more about joy, she realizes that they were in entirely different situations and that affected how they grew up as a person. The way they were different is that Joy had a loving family that cared about everything in Joy's life, a handsome boyfriend who would never leave her, and a bright future to do anything her heart desires. Helen, on the other hand, was abandoned by her parents and has no parental figures to look up to. Since Helen's situation was never stable because she lived in many institutions all her life, she was always withdrawn from everyone else and couldn't form any type of relationship or friendship. However, despite all these differences, Helen is able to become Joy easily by visiting the people and the places that Joy had known before she went missing.

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| 2008 | 2 hr | 6.4/10
Cast
Ashley Judd, Goran Visnjic, Lauren Lee Smith, Alexia Fast
Studio
E-1 Entertainment
Director
Sandra Nettelbeck
Language
English
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Also directed by Sandra Nettelbeck

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