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Help

Release Date: Aug 12, 2011

Genre: Drama

Rating: (PG-13)

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  • 4
    A unique storyline, with fine acting. I felt a little 'flat' with the ending. But I guess it was true to the book. Some of the critics' reviews said that the treatment of the 'racial' topic was passe and trite, but I dont agree. I sensed an underlying tension from the day2day undercurrents of an 'american caste' system that condoned extreme behaviors, while the 'outside group' had to survive, bitting their lip because of the absence of law.
  • 5
    I read the book, which was great and wanted to see the movie. My husband wasn't crazy about going , but did go for me. He really like the movie and was glad he went. The movie was great, very close to the book, at times it was emotional and sad to think how they were treated back then. It had some great funny parts. The movie was well done with a great cast. The maids were great especially Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer, they deserve an award for their part in this movie.The ending I thought was a little sad . I was waiting for more.
  • 5
    Best movie of the year!!! just got back from watching it. Read the book and couldn't wait to watch it. Excellent acting and it should win some awards. Must go see movie. It was sad, teary, felt a sense of anger.... the truth is it really happened.

    I can only walk away and wonder why would anyone treat others in this kind of manner. MOVIE OF THE YEAR!!!!
  • 3
    Good acting, poor script with stereotype characters and scenes set up for cheap laughs. The movie trivializes an important subject, and substitutes a couple of set pieces for the white-child/nanny relationship instead of convincing action. Predictable, melodramatic and disappointing.
  • 5
    This movie is what theater should always be about. The characters are real. The events are real and probable and relevant today.

    The women who played the black maids give amazing performances. The characters are exceptionally well performed.

    This movie earns the highest credits. The ladies luncheons reminded me a bit of The Blind Side.

    Go see this one.
  • 5
    I lived the "maid role" as a child growing up; four generations lived the role in my family (great grandmother; grandmother, mother and myself). It was all the negro woman could do during the civil rights period, cook and care for white folks, and then go home and care for her own family. I read the book twice, and in my mind, I relived it each time; all white women did not mistreat their "help" but some did. The Help had their place and boundaries and lines were clearly dispensed, although, not in front of the Help of course. The child would tell the Help the next day about the boundaries, etc.

    Those of you who saw the film, did you ask yourself as you watched this film: why white women conducted themselves in the manner they did to a person (help) so closely aligned with all activity carried on in their home, to include loving and caring for their children when they were too busy to do so; and eating food prepared by a person you did not trust on many levels? Thanks for taking the time to read my "book comments" - I plan to see the movie tonight. More later...
  • 5
    I loved this movie. It was so entertaining, yet it was the truth. I would go see this movie several times again. It rates up there with The Green Mile movie. Highly recommend it. The maids in this movie did an amazing job.
  • 4
    Wow. I see movies for many reasons, but primarily it's to be entertained. I was, and I'm telling my friends and family this was one of the best movies I've seen. It ran the emotional gamut for me: very funny, sad to the point of jerking a tear, depressing, anger and embarrassment for how we were not so long ago (my lifetime). The cast truly did a great job, and I expect at least a few Oscar nominations out of this. Go see it; you won't regret it.
  • 3
    I think this film was as good as it was because it has a very strong cast that did a phenomenal job with their roles. The film was well shot and edited and like I said before it is acted superbly but it lacks emotional depth. I think that the filmmakers were eager to please the audience and the film feels a little bit forced and unnatural. I think that the film should have been more challenging and it was not. I think that the film also should have been a little bit more serious and apologetic, but that is only my opinion and I know that most of the people absolutely loved this film.
  • 5
    This movie was great. It made me laugh, cry, mad, and happy. don't pay any mind to negative conversation in the media. You will tell your family and friends to go see it. I normally don't care to see a movie a second time, but this one, I would.

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