Monday, October 10, 2011

Movie Review: The Help


Dare to peer into a world set in Jackson, Mississippi during the early 60s. "The Help" stars Emma Stone as Skeeter, Viola Davis as Aibileen and Octavia Spencer as Minny. It is about the marginalization of the colored folk and less fortunate whites. The elitist townswomen have nothing worthwhile to do with their lives except to discriminate against their colored sisters—the very ones who raised their children, kept their houses clean and orderly, and served them and their snobbish friends. I laughed and I cried and everything in between. The story revolves around an ambitious young writer who, due to her own upbringing and unhealed grief over suddenly and mysteriously losing her much-loved nanny, feels there is a story to be told. She proceeds to approach the community of maids to hear their perspectives.

Through much hesitation and fear, the maids come around. Their collective disclose results in the birth of a book called "The Help" which scandalizes—and liberates—the community of all its dark secrets.

Sadly, prejudice can only happen when people forget that we are all ONE.

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