I read the Help, by Kathryn Stockett in November. In two days, and I had the flu…so that should tell you how good the book is.
And, the movie? Seriously, just as good. And, that says a lot, because movies usually disappoint after reading a book. Not this one. It was so true to the story of the book (obviously, some was left out or the movie would have been hours long).
But, the meat of it was totally there.
The synopsis: Based on one of the most talked about books in years and a #1 New York Times best-selling phenomenon, “The Help” stars Emma Stone as Skeeter,
and Aibileen and 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. These women share their stories from their roles as “The Help” to Skeeter, who records them and puts them all in a book (along with the stories of many other women)
A major roadblock to all things about life is Hilly. Not sure how this pretty lady can do it, but she is definitely the “evil” character in the movie. But, oh, they get her back.
And, Celia. Oh, goodness…it’s impossible not to love her. She definitely adds a lot to the story.
I’m not a big “see a movie multiple times” type of person, but I wanted to see this one. And, poor Mr. Serious got an ear-full when I got home.
The movie is definitely an emotional roller coaster. Make sure you bring your tissues.
*I attended a sneak peak viewing free of charge to facilitate my review.