Help, The (PG-13)

Quicklook Rating★★★½
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synopsis

Set in Mississippi during the 1960s, a southern society girl returns from college determined to become a writer, but turns her friends' lives -- and a small Mississippi town -- upside down when she decides to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent southern families. Aibileen, Skeeter's best friend's housekeeper, is the first to open up -- to the dismay of her friends in the tight-knit black community. Despite Skeeter's life-long friendships hanging in the balance, she and Aibileen continue their collaboration and soon more women come forward to tell their stories -- and as it turns out, they have a lot to say.

MovieGoer Review

Like the comfort food that lines the tables of its characters, The Help – Tate Taylor's adaptation of Kathryn Stockett's bestselling novel – is sweet and savory and made with love. And though it's a tad overstuffed, and perhaps lacking ... MORE

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synopsis

Set in Mississippi during the 1960s, a southern society girl returns from college determined to become a writer, but turns her friends' lives -- and a small Mississippi town -- upside down when she decides to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent southern families. Aibileen, Skeeter's best friend's housekeeper, is the first to open up -- to the dismay of her friends in the tight-knit black community. Despite Skeeter's life-long friendships hanging in the balance, she and Aibileen continue their collaboration and soon more women come forward to tell their stories -- and as it turns out, they have a lot to say.

MovieGoer Review

Like the comfort food that lines the tables of its characters, The Help – Tate Taylor's adaptation of Kathryn Stockett's bestselling novel – is sweet and savory and made with love. And though it's a tad overstuffed, and perhaps lacking ... MORE