Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Help

The Help - DVD (2011)

It was a beautiful book, that even though it was telling a story from the 1960s, it still had the power to shock me, even now.  How after fighting a war in Europe, in Korea all for freedom, that freedom was denied to so many in the US, and how many Aftrican Americans were classed as second class citizens.

I had meant to see this one at the movies, but work and life got in the way, so I was glad to find it had come out on DVD.  I also managed a few tears, which were maybe better witnessed just by the cat, instead of having to hid my sniffles at the cinema.  I was glad that I had read the book first, it made the story somewhat easier to follow.

It was great to see such a strong group of female characters, brave and able to affect change.  There are so few movies, where so many women hold the whole story, and the men are just the eye candy.

4/5 - watch it with your girls.


Karen and Gerard said...

We liked this one too and went to see the movie. It was as good as the book! Here's our review if interested: http://ourstack.blogspot.com/2010/07/help-by-kathryn-stockett.html

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

i liked the book much better than the movie but glad i saw it anyway. it was a wonderfully (trueish) story...

smiles, bee