based on the book by Kathryn Stockett [DVD Help]
This is the movie version of the novel "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett. Skeeter - a college graduate - returns to her hometown in Mississippi and discovers her maid, who raised her, was no longer around. She sees the way her friends treat their maids and decides to write a book with interviews of maids from her hometown. At first the maids are wary about talking to her, but eventually they open up. Though there are moments with humor, most of the story is very emotional - you will cry. The acting is fantastic, Octavia Spencer and Viola Davis steal every scene. [If you like this, you may enjoy reading A Thousand Never Evers by Shana Burg, In Love & Trouble by Alice Walker, Sweet Jiminy by Kristen Gore, and Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman[Also available in print, downloadable e-book, book-on-cd, and Large Print formats.][ Internet Movie Database entry for this film ] [ official The Help web site ] -- recommended by Carrie K. - Bennett Martin Public Library
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