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      44% Tomatometer 9 Reviews 49% Audience Score 500+ Ratings A talented professor is forced to deal with her clinical depression. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Dave Calhoun Time Out Rated: 3/5 Jan 22, 2013 Full Review Perri Nemiroff CinemaBlend Unless you're prepared to be needlessly drowned in another woman's problems for nearly two hours, stay away. Rated: 1.5/5 Aug 13, 2010 Full Review Jeannette Catsoulis New York Times In roles that could have devolved into arias of melodrama, the cast never overplays its hand, fighting the omnipresent melancholy in small ways rather than large. Rated: 4/5 Jul 30, 2010 Full Review Matthew Turner ViewLondon Rated: 3/5 Jan 22, 2013 Full Review Jim Slotek Jam! Movies I wish the movie itself had mood swings as wild as Mathilda's. Judd's depression is relentless. Rated: 2/5 Mar 5, 2010 Full Review Larry Carroll MTV "Helen" is a very heavy film. Aug 3, 2009 Full Review Read all reviews

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      bhuvanesh b The film could have been better, but what the so-called critics miss is that this is a film about depression, so it is supposed to be "slow" and "relentless." I don't think those critics have ever tried looking at things from another person's perspective. I loved this quote from the film, in which Helen (Ashley Judd) emphasizes to a frustrated student the importance of silence in music: "Hold on to time. Suspension. Silence. That's where you'll find what you're looking for. In the distance between things." Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member An okay story but with a very dry and lacklustre execution. Some fine performances here and there, but still uninspiring and cliched overall, closer to a LifeTime TV movie of the week than anything. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Audience Member An honest and difficult portrayal of the struggle on all sides of depression. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Audience Member As a sufferer of mental illness, I can deeply relate to these characters. For those who don't suffer or have someone in their life who does, they will not likely enjoy this movie. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Não gostei da forma que a atriz retrata a depressão, parece muito falsa pelo teor do drama, devia ser algo mais parado. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review Audience Member I think the best part about this movie is the mostly accurate portrayal of major depression. There is nothing that anyone else can do about it and it requires medical attention. The rest of the movie was pretty good. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis A talented professor is forced to deal with her clinical depression.
      Sandra Nettelbeck
      Christine Haebler
      Sandra Nettelbeck
      Production Co
      Egoli Tossell Film
      R (Language|Brief Sexuality)
      Original Language
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 4, 2016
      2h 0m
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