Rent It. Sandra Nettelbeck's Helen is a smart and acutely felt depiction of depression and the effects it has on one woman and the people around her. It's a well-made film with fantastic performances by Ashley Judd, Goran Visnjic, and Lauren Lee Smith; yet, it's also lacking in narrative depth. It's the type of movie that is put together with all the right intentions, but somewhere along the way, someone forgot to put in a greater thematic meaning. Helen is a movie all about the mind, but it's got very little soul.