Dreamwork’s The Help Unexpectedly Good

I wasn’t expecting Dreamwork’s new movie The Help to be as good as it was.  My husband and I went to see it a few weeks ago and I was a little nervous it would be a total chick flick and I would look over to find him snoring.  That wasn’t the case at all!  Never was there a dull moment during The Help.

After leaving the theater, I had the urge to go out into the world and make a change.

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 (“Easy A”) as Skeeter, Academy Award®–nominated Viola Davis (“Doubt”) as Aibileen and Octavia Spencer as 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. From their improbable alliance a remarkable sisterhood emerges, instilling all of them with the courage to transcend the lines that define them, and the realization that sometimes those lines are made to be crossed—even if it means bringing everyone in town face-to-face with the changing times.

The Help was funny and heart wrenching and perplexing and moving all wrapped up in one.  Emma Stone is my favorite actress of the moment.  She played Skeeter, a young woman that grew up in Mississippi and decides something isn’t right and some changes need to be made that most might not agree with, but she take the risk to make those changes.  She played that roll like she lived through the times and was born to play Skeeter.  I just couldn’t imagine another actress playing Skeeter!

If you get the chance to go see Disney’s The Help, I highly recommend you do.I  could see it over and over, it was SO good!

Disclosure: I got to preview The Help before it opened on August 10.  The opinions above are mine and not influenced by anyone or anything.

Courtney Lawless

Courtney is the traveling mom! She has 3 girls and is the founder of Detroit Mommies and currently lives in Florida. You can follow her on Twitter @courtneyRVL.

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