Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The Help

Mom and I watched this movie over the Christmas holidays. It’s one of the best movies I’ve seen in some time. The story is about a writer, a young white woman, who sets out to tell the stories of the African-American maids that inhabit her world. It’s no small task. She must gain their trust, and guard their stories.

While the film has very serious themes, it is also quite funny in places. It’s pretty family friendly. I don’t remember anything too much in the way of anything rude. If it’s there, it was so small it didn’t register in my memory. Small children would probably find it boring, but older kids would not only learn something from the story, but be entertained by the humor as well.

It isn’t yet available for instant play on Netflix, but you can order the DVD.

I give it five out of five spoons!

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