Jenna Fischer is headlining her first film with A Little Help and the story of a mother feeling as if life is overtaking her like a giant wave should resonate with moms across the globe. SheKnows presents an exclusive clip from the dramedy whose title could be the theme for millions.
Jenna Fischer has more than charmed us in her role as Pam on The Office. She is no stranger to film with her turns in Blades of Glory and Walk Hard, but it is A Little Help that finds her name atop the marquee and judging from our exclusive clip, the actress hits it out of the park.
A Little Help is set during the post-9/11 world of the summer of 2002. Fischer is Laura, a suburban mother grappling with raising a family, suspicions of infidelity by her husband (Chris O’Donnell) and a dark emotional distance from her 12-year-old son. Needless to say, the normally lively Laura is suddenly sullen.
Her life goes completely off the rails when her husband suddenly dies, leaving Laura completely lost. Her mother and sister immediately step in to help (Lesley Ann Warren and Brooke Smith, respectively), which seems to do more harm than good. She finds solace in the most unexpected of sources, her sister’s husband. The pair are unexpectedly drawn to one another further complicating everything in Laura’s already confusing life.
A Little Help opens July 22.