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Helen Hunt: 'Every Day' about family moments

January 11, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
Helen Hunt returns to the big screen this weekend in "Every Day," a film about a family.She plays a wife, a mother of two sons and a daughter of a cantankerous old geezer.

Hunt plays a woman trying to cope with an overwhelming time in her life.

Liev Schreiber plays her husband.

"It's not trying to make a big pronouncement about how to be married or how to be a parent or how to be a daughter," she said. "It is simply offering up what it looks like, in a very intimate way, what one family walks through each day."

The two are sometimes at odds when it comes to raising their gay teenage son, and now she's moved in her father who can no longer care for himself.

Brian Dennehy plays that role.

Those who feel they haven't seen much of Hunt lately shouldn't blame her.

"People say, 'Oh, what have you been doing?'" she said. "I feel like, well, I wrote and directed and starred in a movie and acted in two other movies and did two plays and I'm raising a 6 year old. I doubt I can do much more than that."

"Every Day" is rated R and opens in limited release Friday.