While in San Diego at the BlogHer conference last week I had the fantastic opportunity to meet up with other bloggers and Disney / DreamWorks media for a special pre-screening of DreamWorks new movie – The Help which premiers in theatres across the country today!! Now I know this movie is based off a book, and believe it or not I have not had a chance to read the book yet, but I have heard fantastic things about it from many of my readers!
I cannot compare the movie to the book, but I have to say the movie was fantastic! When I first saw the trailer I couldn’t wait for this movie to come out! It was definitely worth the wait. It really showed you a visual picture of what life was like in the 1960’s. Parts of this movie are very eye-opening, sometimes you want to cry, and sometimes you are in tears from laughing so hard! It was funny because I am not a very emotional movie watcher and I attended this movie with hundreds of other bloggers-almost all women. It was definitely a dripping movie that I extremely enjoyed. I will be making my husband watch this with me when it comes out on DVD!
This movie not only shows you how wrong social barriers were in the 60’s, but it also shows you the true meaning of friendship, and is very inspirational in nature. The Help is rated PG-13 and does contain a few curse words- so be forewarned if you are planning on letting your children watch this. Overall I am SO happy to have seen this movie! Definitely worth watching and sharing with friends.
Below you can find the synopsis and movie trailer.
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.