This movie an incredible one which not only pays justice to the bestseller on which it is actually based but it has a phenomenal cast as well, with outstanding performances by Viola Davis, Emma Stone, Octavia Spencer, Bryce Dallas Howard and Allison Janney. Veteran actresses Sissy Spacek and Cicely Tyson have also proven to deliver some really memorable and incredible performances. You should also know that Tyson’s character is central to the storyline she delivers, one of the most powerful and also moving moments and performances in the film without even uttering a line.
The Help has also known for delivering some really funny moments and will certainly make you laugh. This movie actually drew some Oscar nominations because of the great cast and also all of their performances. This movie actually put Emma Stone on the radar in a significant way.
The racial imbalances that the African-American people faced back in the 1960s is very well illustrated in “The Help,” and with absolutely no doubts, it showed how far America has come, in a positive way. This kind of progress is indeed appreciated, especially over 50 years. Either way, it proves to be a very powerful movie.
This movie does indeed go further when it comes to the exploration part when it comes to how privileged people used to behave against the black population. They actually used to behave in rabid ways and also it used to be really pathetic, the movie does not only focus on how this happended, it also shows how the black people reacted to it. It also shows in some ways that the sins of parents are somehow passed on to children and also the bigotry as well as the injustice that was rampant in those times.
The characters come alive, amazingly on the screen. There is no stretch of imagination. The casting was done perfectly. The Help entices every second; our eyes hit the screen. The Help is actually one of those movies that deals with the themes like racism and prejudice that used to be prevalent in places like the United States in the 60s, when man was about to go to the Moon. Now that we think about it, it is all surprising, but we should know that these things happened and also be glad about how everything got better.
The Help also does a great job at reminding us of how we should not fear, and we should be courageous and how we should address these kinds of things in a community and when we are in larger society we must strive to make sure that everyone in there feels welcome, no matter the sex, color, creed, religion, etc. The movie is actually 2 and a half hours long, you will not be bored even for a minute, because it is worth it. The film is guaranteed to make you laugh, and you’ll cry as well.