Help Movie Reviews



Release Date: Aug 12, 2011

Genre: Drama

Rating: (PG-13)

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  • 4
    I really enjoyed this film and I highly recommend seeing it in the theaters. i think that the film was very rich, interesting and entertaining. The film is full of emotion, it has history and it is also really funny, basically it has everything you want in a film. I have not read the book but I will now because i really liked this movie. The film is told from two perspectives: white and black and there is no in between, I wish there was a little gray but the film is still great. I think that the film is very satisfying and fun to watch and that is all I ask from a movie. The film is acted brilliantly and I was especially in awe of Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer, they were absolutely amazing.
  • 4
    I just saw this movie. It was wonderful. It kept very closely to the book for which I was very pleased. The acting and casting of the actors for their parts was just dead on perfect. If anyone has not read the book please do so and you will see the actors who are portraying the characters in your minds eye.
  • 3
    The Help is one of those films I normally avoid. Usually, they have the feel of a big budget Hallmark film, making light of serious subjects in the name of getting female butts in the seats. This movie is a little different however, as it doesn't completely skirt its more heady issues, and the acting is superb.

    It's 1961, and Emma Stone's Skeeter is back in Jackson, MS after college, but bound for better things than the housekeeping advice column she writes for the local paper. So she starts interviewing the maids in town for a book, which leads her to explore race relations and how, even though these women are called maids, they do much more than that. She also learns that in those times, maid was just a glorified term for slave.

    What really sells this film are the performances. Stone proves that she can do drama as well as comedy. But it's the women at the center of the film, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer, that keep this film going even during the more sugary parts.
  • 4
    I think that this film was alright and it had some really good moments, but I do not recommend seeing it in the theaters because it is not worth the price of the movie ticket. The film is too shallow and it focuses too much on the vintage cars, hairdos and overall look of the period. The film relies on the set design too much, when it should focus on the human relationships and the human nature. The film is acted very well and truly enjoyed the performances of Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer, these actresses really impressed me and I hope to see more of them. Emma Stone did an alright job with her role and I think that she is a very promising young actress.
  • 4
    This is a drama directed by Tate Taylor and starring Emma Stone, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer. It is a Civil Rights melodrama that tries to portray the world in 1960’s that is seen through the eyes of the help. The film is acted very well and couple of performances really stood out for me, i think that Viola Davis was superb and Octavia Spencer deserves to be nominated for her performance in this film. The film is a little bit too sentimental at times and it did remind me of a soap opera, but i still liked the film. I think that Emma Stone did a really good job with her role as well, even though she was out-shined by Davis and Spencer. Overall, it a great film and I recommend seeing it in the theaters.

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