Then She Found Me

Then She Found Me

  • R
  • 2007
  • 1 hr 40 min
  • 6.0  (9,583)
  • 56

Then She Found Me is a story about a woman searching for answers to personal issues she has in her life. April, who is played by Helen Hunt, is a middle aged school teacher who experiences the death of her adopted mother the day after her husband decides to leave her. This brings up issues of abandonment April has never really dealt with. After the death of her mother, April ends up meeting her biological mother Bernice, played by Bette Midler. Where April is reserved and proper, Bernice is flamboyant and usually the center of attention. Bernice happens to be a local celebrity who hosts her own talk show. At first, April is skeptical that Bernice is her real mother so she obtains a hair sample and has it tested for DNA. The problem April has with Bernice stems from Bernice's ability to embellish any story to make her sound good. When April asks about her biological father, Bernice tells her it is Steve McQueen. This turns out to be false and only adds to the mistrust April already has towards Bernice. Another question April has always wondered about is why her mother gave her up for adoption in the first place. Bernice tells April she had no choice, and that she gave April up right after she was born. On one occasion, April finds herself looking through Bernice's drawers and stumbles onto some photos. The photos show a young Bernice with a child clearly older than a newborn. April confronts Bernice again and discovers her mother did not actually give her up right after she had her, but over a year later. Bernice admits that raising a child as a young single mom without her parents support was too hard for her to do so she gave April up for adoption. Her real biological father was just a local teenage boy who never married her.

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Steve Mcqueen Is Your Father
Steve Mcqueen Is Your Father

Clip - 2 min 3 sec

Frank And April First Date
Frank And April First Date

Clip - 54 sec

Then She Found Me
Then She Found Me

Trailer - 2 min 25 sec

April Asks Frank Out
April Asks Frank Out

Clip - 2 min 1 sec

Ben's Mom's House
Ben's Mom's House

Clip - 1 min 39 sec

Bernice's Dressing Room
Bernice's Dressing Room

Clip - 1 min 29 sec

Description
Then She Found Me is a story about a woman searching for answers to personal issues she has in her life. April, who is played by Helen Hunt, is a middle aged school teacher who experiences the death of her adopted mother the day after her husband decides to leave her. This brings up issues of abandonment April has never really dealt with. After the death of her mother, April ends up meeting her biological mother Bernice, played by Bette Midler. Where April is reserved and proper, Bernice is flamboyant and usually the center of attention. Bernice happens to be a local celebrity who hosts her own talk show.

At first, April is skeptical that Bernice is her real mother so she obtains a hair sample and has it tested for DNA. The problem April has with Bernice stems from Bernice's ability to embellish any story to make her sound good. When April asks about her biological father, Bernice tells her it is Steve McQueen. This turns out to be false and only adds to the mistrust April already has towards Bernice. Another question April has always wondered about is why her mother gave her up for adoption in the first place. Bernice tells April she had no choice, and that she gave April up right after she was born.

On one occasion, April finds herself looking through Bernice's drawers and stumbles onto some photos. The photos show a young Bernice with a child clearly older than a newborn. April confronts Bernice again and discovers her mother did not actually give her up right after she had her, but over a year later. Bernice admits that raising a child as a young single mom without her parents support was too hard for her to do so she gave April up for adoption. Her real biological father was just a local teenage boy who never married her.

  • Release Date
    2007
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Runtime
    1 hr 40 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    6.0  (9,583)
  • Metascore
    56