Rakshita (Raks) Patel (rakspatel) wrote in mycroft_brolly,
Rakshita (Raks) Patel

Empire Big Screen: The Help

I saw a preview screening of The Help on Sunday. I have to confess that I have not yet read the book but the film was truly oustanding. Highly highly recommended - I would even say a must-see.

Photo credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Help_poster.jpg

Brilliant screenplay which grips from start to finish, and great casting and excellent acting by all the actors in the production. The film focuses on women - White and Black - In Jackson, Mississippi. Emma Stone is a very gutsy and feisty White heroine. Independent. Free thinking. Principled. Decent. Strong. There were good people around then - there always are. But many White women treated the Black help very shabbily indeed, with little or no respect. It really upset me to see how cruel one human being can be to another. All the lead Black actors in the film were outstanding. The turning point in the film comes when the White writer gives the Black maids their voice by listening to and writing down their stories. The Black maids fight back and regain their self-respect and dignity when they tell their stories and find their voice.

This is another film that I will be defnitely be seeing again when it comes out officially - I loved it!

Follow the links to find out more about the film:

And the book is available here at the bargain price of £4:
Tags: books, film
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