I knew it would. DreamWorks Pictures, “The Help“, moved into the number 1 spot this week at the box office. I have been hearing all kinds of talk about this movie from co-workers, mom groups, friends, and family. My mom and my sister haven’t seen the film but are planning to soon, however they both said the book was incredible. The movie, based on the #1 New York Times best-seller, takes place in Mississippi during the 1960s.
“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.
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U.S. Release date: August 10, 2011
Running Time: 137 mins.
Cast: Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Allison Janney, Chris Lowell, Sissy Spacek, Octavia Spencer, Emma Stone, Cicely Tyson, Mike Vogel
Based on the novel by: Kathryn Stockett
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