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Last night, I got the opportunity to see a prescreening of The Help. I heard so many people say the book was great, so I was really looking forward to the movie. Here is the synopsis:
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.
Let me just say...I laughed, I cried, I laughed some more and then I cried all the way to my car! This movie touched me in so many ways. I had a sort of connection with the story because my mother grew up in New Orleans in a similar environment. I also felt the emotional struggles so much deeper because, well, motherhood does that to us! So, as I watched the story unfold, I found myself becoming very fond of these brave women and almost wishing I could go back in time and meet them. I also felt very helpless and frustrated that people were treating each other so terribly. The characters did a fabulous job and were completely believable on screen. The story itself was great and I really didn't want it to end. As the credits rolled, the sniffles in the crowd turned into a roaring applause. I have not heard a movie theater audience applaud- ever! That just shows what an amazing film this is!
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*I was not paid for this post. I was given free entry into the prescreening for review. These thoughts are my own.