Tuesday, September 6, 2011

I Just Watched: The Help

I must first shamefully admit that I had not yet finished reading the sensational Kathryn Stockett novel of the same name when I went to see this movie. I don't wish to spoil anything about this fabulous story in my review, so all I can say is go see it. The acting is wonderful (hats off to both Emma Stone and Viola Davis for bringing their characters to life) and The Help is a flick that has everything going for it: There's courage, drama, joy, sadness, romance, hilarity and love woven in to all of its many great moments. I must also give props to the actress that gave life to one of my favorite characters in the novel, Jessica Chastain, who plays the sweet, clueless Celia Foote. The Help is a true testament to why so many of us love to see literature brought to the silver screen. (As a side note: If you are a To Kill a Mockingbird fan, you'll love this story, too.)
Best on-screen moment: When Minny (Octavia Spencer) reveals her terrible awful.

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