LeeAnn M. - wrote on 12/16/11
Life is no box of chocolates for 1960's Jackson, Mississippi's maids who cook, clean, run errands, and look over children for white households. A college graduate returning home hoping to gain writing experience wants to pen a point of view story from the maids. When a person lets go of fear in order to change injustice results in friendships neither the story-teller or the story-writer thought possible.
The Help may not truly depict life as a maid in 1960's Civil Rights Movement in the South, but it doesn't make it a bad film.