A Little Help

Synopsis: Dental hygienist Laura Pehlke's marriage has become sexless and dysfunctional. Because she drinks and smokes too much and has let her appearance go, she suspects her husband is cheating on her. When he suddenly dies, she finds herself buckling in to her controlling sister and mother who push her into initiating a lawsuit she doesn't want to pursue against her husband's doctor and sending her introverted, troubled son to an elite private school he doesn't want to attend. Things get more complicated when she finds her son has told classmates his father is a dead 9-11 hero, and her brother-in-law confesses he's always loved her, not her sister. Laura needs "a little help" to deal with her life.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Michael J. Weithorn
Production: Freestyle Releasing
  1 win & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
109 min

so see you there.

No, no, wait, all right?

I'm literally pulling into...


(Tires screech)


Hi, dad.

Hey, buddy.

# And how could it be

my valentine #

# Okay, let's go #



That's my favorite part!

It's a hit, though!

It's a hit!

Totally vibin'

on this right now! Ow!


(Music continues)

- Stop it!

- Stop what?

Stop encouraging him.

Who, Kyle? He's good!

Oh, I'm sorry, maybe he's not up

to your standards. He's no Seal.

That's not funny.

He actually told me the other day

he doesn't want to go to college.

Congratulations, I know that's

what you're secretly hoping for.

What, I am not...

Okay, first of all,

college is expensive.

Maybe it's not for him.

Anyway, shouldn't it

be his decision?

No! He's an idiot!

So are most

professional musicians.

Have you ever heard Keith

Richards speak? Have you?

- All right, whatever...

- Okay, I rest my case.

Did you even light

the grill yet?

There's nobody here.

My parents are here, and Laura and

Bob and Dennis are on their way.

Would you just cooperate with

me one time in your life?

Just once,

as a novelty.

And what is wrong

with Seal?

He happens to be

a genius.

The face thing is weird,

I don't know...

Okay, boys, time to stop now!


Stop please!

(Music continues)

Rehearsal's over, honey.

Help your father

light the grill and set up.

# You get down on the world #

# The world

get down on you, too #

# You get down on the world #

# The world

get down on you, too #

# It'll meet you halfway #

# About the most it'll do #

# You get down on the world #

# The world

gets down on you, too #

# You're down in a hole

and you gotta stop diggin' #

# You're down in a hole

and you gotta stop diggin' #

- Nice shot, bro.

- Thanks.


Wendy, that is way

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Michael J. Weithorn

Michael J. Weithorn (born December 17, 1956 in Queens, New York) is an American writer, director, and producer known for his works including the long-running series The King of Queens. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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