The Help

The Help

Director: Tate Taylor Cast: Viola Davis, Emma Stone, Bryce Dallas Howard
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The Help 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 53 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great adaption of the book. Yes, some details were left out of the movie but the story was uncluttered and had amazing actors! By far, my favorite movie of the year. I saw it 3 times in the theatre and I am neither black or white! It obviously didn't reach the hearts that it needed to based on the last reviewer!
brandyMD More than 1 year ago
I loved this book, yep, makes you cry, makes you laugh and makes you see how awful people were and can be. The movie is almost as good as the book, follows very well-LOVED them both!
Jessica29IL More than 1 year ago
I have had books make me laugh and books scare me. This is the first time I've had a book that made me cry. Being from Jackson MS myself, but not from that Era, it really makes you upset about how ignorant our ancestors were, but glad that there were some people out there brave enough to stand up against the Jim Crow Laws and fight for what is right. The book starts off slow but once you get into it, it's hard to put it down.
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ltxcity1 More than 1 year ago
Actors/actress were very good, movie was very interesting, vivid and true to life situations, easy to follow. However I personally found it very negative, with no positive affirmations.
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Pancakes11 More than 1 year ago
Michael Barnathan, Chris Columbus, and Brunson Green’s “The Help” is a great family movie. This story takes place in the 1960s in Jackson, Mississippi when there was still a lot of racism against colored people. Minny and Aibileen are 2 of the main characters, and they are both colored maids that decide to help Miss Skeeter, who is a white woman that wants to be a writer and write a book about what it’s like being a colored maid and working for white people. They get more maids to help but they have to do it in secret or else they could get in trouble. All these maids want this book to be published so their white bosses know what they go through daily. The first criteria I used to evaluate this movie were the actors and actresses. A perfect example of a great actress in this movie is Viola Davis because she has the look of a sweet lady which really helps with playing the role of Aibileen. She also speaks the dialogue that’s written in the book perfectly. Another positive thing about the movie was the costume design. Every single person in this movie was wearing clothes that really fit in with the time and portrayed their character. Hilly would always be wearing dresses that were fancy, but you could still tell they were from the 1960s.The movie follows the book’s dialogue in a great way. For example Minny’s character is always talking in slang saying things like “That ain’t gone happen” or “we gone have to.” The movie is great, and you can watch it with the whole family too, but I really recommend reading the book. The book is amazing! It has so much more detail and you feel like you’re right there with the people telling the story.
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Chapter1-Take1 More than 1 year ago
Having fallen in love with The Help as a book, I was tremendously excited they were making it into a movie. When I heard Emma Stone was playing Jeeter, I was, er, sorry, whaaaaaat? But curiousity got the better of me and I too plonked down my $12, contributing to the $166 million the movie has netted so far. And, yes, Stone was fine. Her funny little mouth with its slightly protruding teeth, the fair skin and freckles all helped her to portray the serious and conflicted Skeeter. Tomorrow, if you're one of the holdouts, you can see for yourself; the film comes out on Blu-Ray and DVD. Emma Stone's performance aside, I could quibble that the movie failed to capture the dark essence of the civil liberties battle, that it stepped a tad little too lightly in its search for laughs and feel good 'dramedy', that it blithely accorded way too much power to one little white girl and not enough to the real heroes, the black men and women themselves. All true but despite that, there are two very good reasons to see The Help. One, Violet Davis, and two, Jessica Chastain. 1) This is another brilliant performance from Viola Davis, (Doubt) a performance that may garner a Best Supporting Acrtress nominaton. Mahnola Dargis said in the New York Times, "Ms. Davis keeps her cool even as she warms your heart and does her job, often beautifully. She doesn't just turn Aibileen, something of a blur in the novel, into a fully dimensional character, she also helps lift up several weaker performances and invests this cautious, at times bizarrely buoyant, movie with the gravity it frequently seems to want to shrug off." She's also in the next movie I can't wait to see Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and has just wrapped up Learning to Fly alongside Maggie Gyllenhall and Holly Hunter. 2) Playing an abbreviated version of Kathryn Stockett's Celia Foote, Jessica Chastain is being talked about as the next Meryl Streep. She appeared opposite Al Pacino in his play Salome, he raved about her to Terrence Mallick who cast her in Tree of Life, she's in The Debt, also out on dvd tomorrow and the upcoming Coriolanus opposite Ralp Fiennes in his directorial debut. The New York Film Critics Circle awarded her this years' Best Supporting Actress and she's also slated for Mallick's upcoming untiteld film so we all need to know who she is!
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WE TOTALLY LOVE THIS MOVIE. THE 4 OF US WATCHED IT (60-75yrs old) & JUST LOVED IT.
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