I saw Tate Taylor’s adaptation of Kathryn Stockett’s The Help, the best-selling debut novel about the civil rights era in Mississippi.
Since the book was so popular, it’s not too surprising that someone made the decision to make the story into a movie. And it’s a story that’s easily adapted to screen, but it still could have turned out badly. However, it did not.
The casting was good, the acting was good, the scenery was good, the food looked amazing, and the story was excellent. This is a movie that I would recommend parents take their children to. They can learn about history and enjoy a well-told story of courage at the same time.
The Help is one of the few movies I can think of recently that I would recommend to anyone without reservation. It’s worth watching, and I suggest you see it in theaters while you have a chance.