Actresses Garcelle Beauvais and Tamala Jones attend the Los Angeles Film Premiere for the new movie, “The Help,” starring Emma Stone, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer. I am so excited about the movie. I read the book, and although it was an easy read (not really a lot of depth to it), it was definitely an enjoyable one.
If you haven’t read the book check out the synopsis of the book and movie, when you continue. Plus more pics…
Set in Mississippi during the 1960s, Skeeter played by Emma Stone, is a southern society girl who returns from college determined to become a writer, but turns her friends’ lives — and a Mississippi town — upside down when she decides to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent southern families. Aibileen, played by Viola Davis, is Skeeter’s best friend’s housekeeper and is the first to open up — to the dismay of her friends in the tight-knit black community. Despite Skeeter’s life-long friendships hanging in the balance, she and Aibileen continue their collaboration and soon more women come forward to tell their stories — and as it turns out, they have a lot to say. Along the way, unlikely friendships are forged and a new sisterhood emerges, but not before everyone in town has a thing or two to say themselves when they become unwittingly — and unwillingly — caught up in the changing times.
Despite negative backlash from those who have NOT read the book or care to look past the trailer, the movie reviews have been seemingly positive and exceeded critical expectations. Most say it is a heart-felt, tear-jerking story that lives up to the New York Times Best-Selling novel which sold more than 5 million copies and stayed on the list for 100 weeks.
Will you go see the movie, “The Help”?
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