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Matthew Brady
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09/27/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"Eat my sh't".

Minny Jackson: "Eat my sh't".

The movie takes place 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.

The strongest part of this movie is the is all the performances. Viola Davis almost brought me into tears, am not kidding. Her character goes through a lot of sh't in this movie and I felt so sorry for her. Bryce Dallas Howard did a great job of playing such a horrible and despicable character in...

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worleyjamers
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06/29/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

The Help

Not a great film, but there's not much to dislike about this film. Tate Taylor's direction isn't all that special, but while the direction isn't great, he doesn't let his direction hold the film back. However, he did do one thing right; he let the actors act. The acting in The Help is terrific, great performances all around. Emma Stone is the "main" character and does a fine job. Viola Davis shines as the lead maid and Octavia Spencer is solid as well. One performance that isn't getting as much attention is Allison Janney; she's absolutely stunning and I don't think the film would be as good without her. The performance for me though is by Jessica Chastain...a truly fascinating character fueled by a masterful performance.

The Help is a must see film! A wonderful story fueled by beauti...

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3/4 

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MovieAddict
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11/25/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Don't Eat The Chocolate Pie!

It is the late 1950’s and an aspiring journalist Skeeter (Emma Stone) observes the inequities of the social strata and decides to write a book about the life of maids in Jackson. She knows what she is doing is against the law and has a hard time getting cooperation from the maids until finally she enlists, a reluctant black housemaid who eventually decides to reveal her story. Later the word gets out about the book and many more house maids decide to tell their story including Minny Jackson (Octavia Spencer) who was once in the employ of Hilly Holbrook, the most racist and insensitive of the bigoted white women.

Great cast of actresses in the form of the bubbly Emma Stone, a lively Jessica Chastain, a hateful Bryce Dallas Howard, the magnificent Viola Davis, the remarkable Octavia Spen...

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3.5/4 

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mdtinney
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04/29/2012 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Have a slice of pie!!!

I really enjoyed this movie. Never reading the book, but knowing it was on the Best Seller list for over 100 weeks and sold over 5 million copies since it release in 2009, had me very intrigued and having high expectations about the movie and I wasn't let down. The plot of the story is fantastic and the performances by legendary actress Viola Davis and Supporting Actress Oscar Winner Octavia Spencer carry the movie... But the supporting cast is strong as well. The more I see Emma Stone, the more my crush for her strengthens. I think she is an adorable actress and this strengthens her as one of the Brightest Stars in Hollywood. I also really enjoyed Opie's daughter Bryce Dallas Howard as the mean and vindictive Hilly (but she gets a mouthful!!!). And the funniest part in the movie is aided...

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4/4 

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MovieMike
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12/22/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Better Than You Might Think

I have to confess, I really screwed up on this one! I recently was given a copy of the book, ‘The Help’ to read. I had heard it was about black maids dishing on their employers in the very segregated Jackson, Mississippi during the early 60’s. I was delighted to find Kathryn Stockett’s novel to be so much more than just that. Unfortunately, ‘The Help’ debuted at theaters at about the same time so I decided to finish the book first and then take in the film. But as often happens, things came up and the movie slipped off my radar for a bit. Fast-forward to this week and the Mrs. asked if I would like to take this in with her. I thought I had missed it completely!

This is one of those rare cases where the movie is every bit as good as the book – and possibly better. The casting, the direc...

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3.5/4 

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Daniel Corleone
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12/16/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

The Help review

Aibileen Clark (Viola Davis) tells her experience working for white people to Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan (Emma Stone). An outspoken Minny Jackson (Octavia Spencer) who fired by the mean and socialite Hilly Holbrook (Bryce Dallas Howard). Viola Davis is the obvious star in terms of drama while Octavia Spencer brings in the timely comical moments of the film. Supporting cast had realistic performances as well. The camera direction and screenplay was riveting but lacks a proper score and better roles for men to fully make this a classic. Pace of the films starts slow but slowly picks up towards the middle. The Help is a well acted rare quality drama with a touch of comedy filled with topics touching on racism, human treatment, social classes, value of skilled workers and trusting new fri...

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3.5/4 

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Rod
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10/15/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

When Using a Toilet is an Issue

In a society where color and race are big deals, an interview by a white woman, Skeeters (Emma Stone), to a black woman, Aibileen (Viola Davis) changes the course of their town. An unexpected friendship grows exactly on the mark of their boundaries which separates maybe their color and race, but not the kindness of their hearts.

***

I expected so much from this film, and I was satisfied after watching this. The cast were all great, I actually thought that Emma Stone comes short alongside other actresses, but not really, it's just that everybody did excellent. The story will surely strikes everyone. The drama, with timely humor, made this film very good and ideal movie to watch. I would love to see this film receives nominations and awards, it qualifies for a best picture this year. ...

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3.5/4 

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trophywife
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09/19/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

True to the book, and well done.

The problem with taking an amazing book and making it into an equally amazing movie is that, understandably, you can’t possibly fit EVERYTHING from the story into 2 hours of screen time….but The Help comes about as close as humanly possible to making sure all the key moments are covered, and it does it beautifully.

THE GOOD: Adapted from the controversial novel by Kathryn Stockett, The Help is a fictional account of a time in our nation’s history that was all too real: White families in the South and the Black women who worked for them. We meet “Skeeter” Phelan (played by Emma Stone), an ambitious Ole Miss graduate whose driving force in life is to be a writer, and on the advice of a New York publisher (Mary Steenburgen) makes the life altering decision to write about something that ...

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4/4 

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patjohnson76
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08/17/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Won't look at pie the same way again

A strong film, based on a very good book. While the plot is mostly known (black maids in Jackson tell a white writer what's it like to be a maid), the real story is seeing how all of this comes about. The characters in the book are memorable, and I have to say that the casting of this film is pretty near perfect, as each of them ended up like I pictured them when I read the book a few months ago. The standout is Viola Davis, who is without a doubt one of the most talented actresses working today. There are some subtle differences from the source material but that didn't bother me, and even if you haven't read the book you'll be fine. In a summer of superheroes, R-rated comedies, and special effects, The Help eclipses all of them by being one of the strongest films of the year.

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4/4 

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