Saturday, September 10, 2011

The Help

I usually don’t write about movies that are still in the theatres – but I have to tell you about “The Help”.  I LOVED this movie!!  What a powerful story!  The movie is from the book with the same title by Kathyrn Stockett and it centers around one town in Mississippi during the height of the racial tensions.  The story is told from the perspective of black maids who worked for white families.  These women were the primary caretakers of the home and the children but yet they were treated as third rate citizens even though they were running the homes.  The story centers around a character by the name of “Skeeter”, played by Emma Stone, who is home from college and feels propelled to tell the stories and secrets of the maids and show the prejudices that existed within her community.  This movie was filled with so much character, charm, and depth that when the movie was over and the credits were rolling . . .nobody in the audience moved.  We all sat there still thinking about what we just saw!  This was a tremendous movie and I recommend it to anyone who wants to see a film that is more than just fluff.

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