Saturday, November 26, 2011

The Help Review

I'm an avid movie watcher, and I enjoy watching films several times a week. There's nothing like a movie with a fabulous plot and wonderful acting. My favorite movie categories are suspense, comedy, and romances. There's nothing like curling up on the couch after work with a large bowl of popcorn and an entertaining movie.

"The Help is a film based on the bestselling novel about an aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960's, who decides to write a book detailing the African-American maid's point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis." (Quoted from IMDB.) The movie stars Emma Stone, Viola Davis, and Bryce Dallas Howard.

I absolutely love this movie. I saw it when it first came out back in August. I was very interested in seeing it and I had heard great reviews. It looked like a very interesting story too. The movie was fantastic. I love period piece movies and the setting and clothes were right on key with the time period. The 1960's had fantastic dresses and hairstyles that I fell in love with. The actors portrayed their characters perfectly and their performances were flawless. I couldn't have asked for a better cast or acting for the movie. The civil rights movement was a very controversial time in history. The film truly showed how difficult life was for African Americans and of course African American maids back then.

I'm so glad that life isn't like this anymore and African Americans aren't treated so poorly. It was such a hard life for them back then and I'm happy that racial equality has improved leaps and bounds since the 1960's. The film captured my interest instantly and I was intrigued the whole time. When it was over I felt like it just began! I haven't seen a movie this good in a long time and I look forward to watching it again soon. If you haven't yet seen this film, I urge you to see it.

The Help arrives on DVD and BluRay on December 6th.

*DISCLOSURE* In exchange for this review I received a copy of the Help on DVD. All thoughts and opinions are strictly mine and not based on anything else.

1 comment :

  1. I loved the book and the movie! I hope I find another book that I will love as much!