See what kind in her upcoming movie A Little Help.
Set in suburban Long Island in the post-9/11 summerof 2002, “A Little Help” examines a period of chaotic and rather bizarre upheaval in the life of dental hygienist Laura Pehlke (Jenna Fischer).
Up to now Laura has had the wind at her back in life by virtue of her good looks and effortless charisma. But lately things have begun to take some dark and difficult turns. Her marriage to real estate agent Bob Pehlke (Chris O’Donnell) has become tense and loveless, and her relationship with her 12 year-old son Dennis (Daniel Yelsky) has become strained as well.
Laura has not been dealing well with all this – she’s drinking and smoking too much; her self-esteem and confidence are in free fall.
When Bob dies suddenly Laura is a deer in the headlights. Her intrusive mother, Joan (Lesley Ann Warren) and sister, Kathy (Brooke Smith) step in to fill the vacuum.
As Laura struggles to stay afloat in a vortex of deception, she finds that the one person with whom she can connect and communicatewith is, ironically, Kathy’s husband Paul (Rob Benedict) as their respective circumstances begin to draw them powerfully toward each other.
“A Little Help” is the story – funny, touching, sad, and real – of an ordinary person, engulfed by ordinary events, making an extraordinary emotional journey.