Dreamworks Pictures, The Help, opens in theaters nationwide today and this movie is a MUST SEE! We had the opportunity to attend an advanced screening last week while at Blogher, and I walked away from this experience truly touched and thankful for how far we have come as a society.
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.
In The Help, Emma Stone truly puts on one of the best performances we have seen from her to date, and the film offers up deeply moving scenes, combined with humor and hope. If there’s one piece of advice I can give you before you head out to see this film, it’s to ensure that you pack a box of tissue and have it in hand as the movie begins.
I will truly be surprised if this movie isn’t nominated for an Oscar. If there is one movie that you see this year, make it this one!
Thank You to Dreamworks Pictures for hosting us at The Help screening during Blogher. My thoughts and opinions remain my own!