Ray Meets Helen

Ray Meets Helen is a 2017 romantic drama film directed by Alan Rudolph. Lead actress Sondra Locke makes her last onscreen acting appearance in the film. The film took place in Boston, Massachusetts.

Ray Meets Helen
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byAlan Rudolph
Produced byKeith Carradine
Elaine Dysinger
Michael Stewart Grant
Chris Hazzard
Sondra Locke
Ernst Etchie Stroh
Shahar Stroh
Lesley Ann Warren
Steven J. Wolfe
Screenplay byAlan Rudolph
StarringKeith Carradine
Sondra Locke
Music byShahar Stroh
CinematographySpencer Hutchins
Edited byJason Erickson
Distributed byMoonstone Entertainment
Warner Bros
Release date
October 9, 2017 (Haifa International Film Festival)
May 4, 2018 (USA)
Running time
100 minutes
CountryUnited States


Ray and Helen each happen upon large sums of money which enable them to reinvent themselves.



The film originally was to star Lesley Ann Warren as Helen,[1] but she was replaced by Sondra Locke.


The film premiered at the Haifa International Film Festival on October 9, 2017. It was released in the U.S. on May 4, 2018.


Ray Meets Helen was met with "generally favorable" reviews from critics noted at review aggregator Metacritic. This release received a weighted average score of 64 out of 100, based on 5 reviews.[2]

In a mixed review, John DeFore of The Hollywood Reporter wrote that "the movie succumbs to one false note after the other — contrivances both fortunate and un- that increasingly test our willingness to accept what has come before as simply the strange vibes of a filmmaker accustomed to another age."[3]

Jeannette Catsoulis of The New York Times wrote that the film "has a wistful, whimsical sophistication that has all but disappeared from movies. Filled with imaginative visuals populated by the ghosts of the gone and hopes for the future, the movie is wonderfully, magically humane."[4]


  1. ^ McNary, Dave (26 January 2016). "Lesley Ann Warren, Keith Carradine Starring in 'Ray Meets Helen' (EXCLUSIVE)".
  2. ^ "Ray Meets Helen Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2020-05-14.
  3. ^ "'Ray Meets Helen': Film Review".
  4. ^ "Review: Lonely in Los Angeles, Until 'Ray Meets Helen'".

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