The sweet comedy "A Little Help" is the next featured film in the Cinema Series at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House. It will be screened Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m.
"A Little Help" stars Jenna Fischer (The Office). It's a movie for anyone whose life has been thrown off-course, out of whack, or simply not turned out the way they planned it. In other words, it's a movie for everyone, period.
Set in suburban Long Island in the summer of 2002, with the psychic wounds of 9/11 still fresh, "A Little Help" takes a comic, searching and profoundly empathetic look at a few pivotal months in the life of dental hygienist Laura Pehlke (Fischer) and her heroic efforts to re-establish a sense of security and normalcy for herself and her son.
Roger Moore, of the Orlando Sentinel, calls the film "a wonderfully detailed character-study."
Pete Hammond, in BoxOffice Magazine, calls it "a highly entertaining and richly human movie experience with a gem of a performance from Fischer."
Steven Rea, in the Philadelphia Inquirer, says "this is one of the smarter, more honest scripts to be filmed in quite some time.
And Jenna Fischer gives one of the smarter, more honest - and vulnerable, and tough - performances by an actress on the big screen in an even longer stretch."
Rated R for language, some sexual content and drug use, "A Little Help" runs 109 minutes.
Tickets to the Opera House Cinema Series are available at the door for $7 (adults), $6.50 (seniors & Opera House members) and $5 (students & children) the night of each screening. For more information, call the Opera House Box Office at 679-1891. The Cinema Series continues with the unique compilation "Life in a Day" on Sept. 24 & 27; the summer smash hit "The Help" on Oct. 1 & 4; and the sci-fi character drama "Another Earth" on Oct. 8 & 11.
Chautauqua County's only year-round performing arts center, the 1891 Fredonia Opera House is a member-supported not-for-profit organization located in Village Hall in downtown Fredonia. For a complete schedule of events, visit www.fredopera.org.