Based on one of the most talked about books in years and a #1 New York Times best-selling phenomenon, “The Help” stars Emma Stone (“Easy A”) as Skeeter, Academy Award®–nominated Viola Davis (“Doubt”) as Aibileen and Octavia Spencer as Minny—three very different, extraordinary women in Mississippi during the 1960s, who build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project that breaks societal rules and puts them all at risk. From their improbable alliance a remarkable sisterhood emerges, instilling all of them with the courage to transcend the lines that define them, and the realization that sometimes those lines are made to be crossed—even if it means bringing everyone in town face-to-face with the changing times.
Deeply moving, filled with poignancy, humor and hope, “The Help” is a timeless and universal story about the ability to create change.
I was very excited when I first saw the poster for this movie. The first thing that I noticed was that Emma Stone was in this movie. I had also heard many good things about the book that this movie was based on. It is now currently at my house in my pile of books to read.
I loved this movie! I think that it can be very difficult to make a good movie about the racism that was happening in the south during the 60’s. This movie took such a sensitive subject and made it meaningful, hilarious, and really inspirational. It continues to shock me how horrible it was for people of color during this time. Some of the events and examples that are discussed in this movie were horrible. I think that it is important that we are aware of these stories so history does not repeat itself.
The acting in this movie was superb. I loved that this movie is carried by a fantastic cast of women. For me the main ‘scene stealer’ was Octavia Spencer as Minny. She was the comic relief of the movie. She was not only hilarious but was excellent in her serious scenes as well. Let me just say that I will never look at chocolate pie the same again.
Fans of the book, I know that you are worried that this movie will not live up to the incredible book. Do not worry! My friend has also seen this movie and she has read the book. She loved it and kept talking about it after the movie was over. I am very excited now to read the book and plan on seeing this movie again with my mom!
The Help gets bragging rights!
The Help is rated PG-13 for thematic material. The Help opens in theaters this Wednesday, August 10th.