One Sentence: This movie is a lot heavier than you might suspect.
Release Date: 10-Aug-2011
I should of guessed from the title and the subject matter of the movie that it was going to be heavy, but that is not the impression I was getting from the previews. I should of learned by now.
The Help has funny parts, but I do not know if I would call it a comedy. I would call it a heavy drama about racism during Jim Crow in Mississippi that has some funny parts in it, if you can wrap your head around that. Even with the deception I still thought this was a wonderful movie, that made a point in a way that I think most people could digest. It was lighter when it needed to be and got it’s message across clearly from another point of view during the time.
It is filled with amazing acting, wonderful writing, heavy subject matter, and a touch of comedy to help take the edge off. Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer and Bryce Dallas Howard were especially great. A powerful movie led by powerful women.
It’s hard to recommend a movie like this, from a customer point of view. It is great, I think you all should see it, but would I say you need to pay for it. That is a hard question to ask. I should say yes, go pay for it, it supports this type of message and help promote quality film making in the future. Another side of me knows people are saving money, and is this the type of movie I would be happy to pay for in the theater, probably not. So I gave you all the recommendation I can give you for The Help. If you go pay for it, or wait for rental I think you should see it.