Sunday, December 25, 2011

Movie Review: The Help

Based on one of the most talked about books in years and a #1 New York Times best-selling phenomenon, “The Help” stars Emma Stone (“Easy A”) as Skeeter, Academy Award®–nominated Viola Davis (“Doubt”) as Aibileen and Octavia Spencer as Minny—three very different, extraordinary women in Mississippi during the 1960s, who build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project that breaks societal rules and puts them all at risk. From their improbable alliance a remarkable sisterhood emerges, instilling all of them with the courage to transcend the lines that define them, and the realization that sometimes those lines are made to be crossed—even if it means bringing everyone in town face-to-face with the changing times.

Deeply moving, filled with poignancy, humor and hope, “
The Help” is a timeless and universal story about the ability to create change.

Easily one of the best movies i've seen this year.....The Help is a movie with not only strong story but also really strong performances. 

Every actor is one with their roles in an unbelievable way. I still remember how i could see Aibileen's pain from the way she was talking or her expressions. She easily had the best performance in the whole movie. It's been really long since i've seen such a good acting in a movie. When you see an actor put all the heart in their role.
This is also the first time i see Emma Stone in something serious. I knew she was good in comedies but i have to admit she did great in here as well. Voicing and showing us, how difficult and how people judged a person who was different than them or had a more open mind. And even then ones close to you, they were so afraid of the society that could easily let you be alone for their sake.

It seems so weird to me, to see or learn stories like that. Where the people were so judgmental and they were treated badly because of their color. And even when they raised their kids and doing everything for them, still they weren't treated at least with some respect.

I don't think the movie is for everyone, just because many will find it boring and they won't see its true message. But if you decide to give it a chance, try to full enjoy it and pay attention. It's brilliant!


  1. Really want to see this movie, heard good things about it :D Thanks for the review and Merry Christmas by the way! :)

  2. Heard this is really amazing. Really have to see. One of my professors kept talking about this one with all her students.

    Merry Christmas/Holidays!

  3. I have read the book and now I want to watch the movie.
    Great review!

  4. it is one of the best movies i have ever seen. the story was amazing, all the actors were great, i was touched by Aibileen's performance.

    i just love it..

  5. Merry late Christmas everyone! But Happy New Year on time!

    @Lisa: It is one of the movies, that totally deserves the spotlight!

    @Cassandra: I can understand why she did. It's really educational.

    @Rose: i was wondering if the book is good too. I might try it at some point.

    @athanasia: when did you watch it? i didn't know you did :o

  6. @yiota: well, i have seen the trailer and i wanted to watch it, but after i saw your review i decided to watch it now and i am so glad i did, because it was such a great movie..


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