Yes indeed folks it’s movie review time again and this morning I was able to get to see “The Help” at @ApolloCinemas Rhyl, before it’s UK release on the 26th October, a story of extraordinary woman in 1960′s Mississippi.
Change Begins With A Whisper
I have to say that it’s not very often that I go and see a film that is not SciFi or action/adventure, so having the chance to get to see a film of a different genre was a great opportunity, though I was probably going to see the film after seeing trailers for it anyway.
So this morning at around 10 I rolled up at the cinema, got my Costa coffee and plonked myself down in my favourite seats, waiting “The Help” to start, would I enjoy it or not!
“The Help” is based on the best-selling novel by Kathryn Stockett and is based in the 1060′s where we have the awful times of Whites against Blacks, where the white woman have “maids” to look after their children, house and prepare their meals for them and in the process they get treated like dirt!
“The Maids” Get To Have Their Say
Aibileen, brilliantly played by Viola Davies, is being interviewed by Skeeter (Emma Stone) for a book about the ‘The Maids’ stories and how they are treated by the ones that work for. We are given an insight in to each family in Jacksonville and the treatment of ‘The Maids’ by them.
At one point it’s declared that they should have their own toilets, due to germs! It’s a horrible thought that people came be so evil to one another. But sadly these were the times and in some places today you’ll probably find the same things happening.
As the story progresses Minnie (Octavia Spencer) joins in with the stories to build up the book that Skeeter is writing, but they can’t get any others to help with adding their stories of what they do and how they are treated, until an event that causes the others to change their minds.
Uplifting, Funny and Teary
The movie, for me, was a bit of an emotional ride, laughs one minute, shock and then tears. I can’t really say if it’s like the book as I haven’t read it, but I really enjoyed the movie. It’s one of those films, that I could watch again and thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish.
It’s an 8/10 from me
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