Then She Found Me is a 1990 novel written by Elinor Lipman. It was adapted into a feature film released in 2008. The movie is about April (played by Helen Hunt), a 39 year-old schoolteacher whose life is changing rapidly around her. First her husband abruptly leaves her, then her adoptive mother passes away, and into her life re-enters her birth mother Ã?Â¢Ã¢â??Â¬Ã?Å?BerniceÃ?Â¢Ã¢â??Â¬Ã¢â??Â¢ (played by Bette Midler), who is suddenly anxious to get to know her long-lost daughter. Or so she says... Since the movie started filming in September 2006, it has generated a lot of Oscar talk, particularly for Midler and Hunt who stars and directs the film.