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The help cast

The help cast

The help cast

Lovely performances makes this far too clean and neat story, not merely palatable but enjoyable. We know by now that the plight of the "colored" in the South wasn't that clean cut or gentle in any way or shape. Here we can sit and watch discovering the depth of he ordeal in the wonderful face of Viola Davis. But, it all remains in the mild margins of the real story. Entertaining yes but I couldn't forget documentaries of the period or "The Long Walk Home" with Whoopi Goldberg and Sissy Spacek. Sissy Spacek is in "The Help" too and she's very funny. It also shows Bryce Dallas Howard under a new light. The bitchy, almost evil light. She's better here than she's ever been. Emma Stone is lovely and the wonderful Allison Janney in a disturbingly recognizable character raises the film to unexpected levels. I felt the film was too long and too careful not to offend anybody and that's were its weaknesses lay. But, I do recommend it.

EMMA STONE

Lovely performances makes this far too clean and neat story, not merely palatable but enjoyable. We know by now that the plight of the "colored" in the South wasn't that clean cut or gentle in any way or shape. Here we can sit and watch discovering the depth of he ordeal in the wonderful face of Viola Davis. But, it all remains in the mild margins of the real story. Entertaining yes but I couldn't forget documentaries of the period or "The Long Walk Home" with Whoopi Goldberg and Sissy Spacek. Sissy Spacek is in "The Help" too and she's very funny. It also shows Bryce Dallas Howard under a new light. The bitchy, almost evil light. She's better here than she's ever been. Emma Stone is lovely and the wonderful Allison Janney in a disturbingly recognizable character raises the film to unexpected levels. I felt the film was too long and too careful not to offend anybody and that's were its weaknesses lay. But, I do recommend it.

The Help is a 2011 period drama film written and directed by Tate Taylor and based on Kathryn Stockett's 2009 novel of the same name. The film features an ensemble cast, including Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, Cicely Tyson, Bryce Dallas Howard, Allison Janney, Octavia Spencer, and Emma Stone. The film and novel recount the story of a young white woman and aspiring journalist Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

Emma Stone plays the character of Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan who is a recent graduate and an aspiring writer. She is not comfortable with the way African-American women are treated. She finds out that her mother has fired the maid who practically raised her and is infuriated. She then decides to write a book on the African-American maids. (Source: www.republicworld.com)

When released in 2011, The Help became an instant classic that had audiences laughing and crying around the globe. The film was adapted and directed by Tate Taylor and is based on the best-selling novel by Kathryn Stockett. The story centers around a southern society girl who returns to the town of Jackson, Mississippi and ends up interviewing two Black women working for wealthy white families at the cusp of the civil rights era. Skeeter Phelan (Emma Stone) first interviews Aibileen Clark and Minny Jackson (Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer) about their experience working in Jackson, Mississippi, and in turn, inspired more women to step forward and tell their stories. (Source: www.hollywood.com)

 

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