This is the movie I have been waiting for since spring! Actually, I have been waiting for it ever since I read the book and thought “This would make a great movie!” DreamWorks Pictures’ The Help hits theaters on August 10th.
Here is the official description from Dreamworks:
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.
When I hear a movie is being made based on a book I love, I'm always filled with a combination of excitement and dread. The dread is because movies often have a hard time of taking a book and bringing it fully to life. So, when I heard a movie was to be made of The Help by Kathryn Stockett (one of my very favorite books from the last few years) I was a bit worried. But, I attended a screening of the new movie The Help and I was sooooo satisfied that they did an excellent job of brining the book to the big screen. I don't want to give away any spoilers, but I can say that I laughed and I cried almost as hard as I did when I read the book. My mom and sister, also big fans of the book, shared my opinion.
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