Monday, August 15, 2011

The Help (2011) review

Posted by Muarif 9:45 PM, under | No comments

Moving human story full of humor and heartbreak is rare in any movie season, especially during the summer. This makes an inspiring gift of help. It could have been a disaster. Debut novel by Kathryn Stockett has irritated some critics. Stockett poison, a white woman in Jackson, Mississippi, thinking he could get into the head of the black waiter to serve the white population in the course of 1960 in advance. Dialect ("yes, ma'am", "Sho-Nuff", "the law have mercy") probably helped more than 60 Stockett waste from literary agents. But his book, published by Penguin in 2009, has touched the raw nerve, which led to bestsellerdom and Frank Stockett access by the way could never really understand how it feels to be a black woman in Mississippi the threshold the civil rights movement. "But we try to understand," Stockett wrote, "is vital to humanity."

Strong point. And the film version of the aid, directed and written - on request Stockett - for the relatively inexperienced Taylor Tate (her friend from Jackson), does full justice to this intention. Short on technique and flashy style, the film compensates Help with real emotional force.

The actors are sublime. Start with the genius of Viola Davis (Doubt) as Aibileen Clark, the housekeeper who helped raise 17 white children to different families, but are still reeling from the accidental death of his only son. Aibileen bite his tongue when his employer (Ahna O'Reilly) ignores her daughter and own feelings when she is banished Aibileen out new bathroom. Best friend Aibileen Minoune Jackson (an award-caliber performance Octavia Spencer), is not one to remember. The secret ingredient she jumps into a pie for his racist boss (Bryce Dallas Howard, everything stops-out) earned its name as "terrible, terrible." Minoune The shot is required to take a job with a white trash Celia Foote, socially ostracized, which could have been a cliché bomb with glowing Jessica Chastain (The Tree of Life) has no game with such warmth and feeling.

Movies catalyst, Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan (Emma Stone), a recent graduate of Ole Miss wants to spark a career as a journalist getting Aibileen Minny and have confidence in them feelings of working white families in a changing South. Skeeter is a difficult part - get a white girl in bondage black femininity - but Stone, exceptional talent, is so delicately that effectively demonstrate Skeeter naive. Skeeter made first to get rid of bigotry codes are transferred from generation to generation, like his mother (Allison Janney), Skeeter, and his card-dealing, role-playing friends. Help me to try to understand all. It is an intimate epic, not a historian. And history is eloquently written on his face, Spencer Davis, and speaks to the heart.

Director: Tate Taylor
Writers: Tate Taylor (screenplay), Kathryn Stockett (novel)
Stars: Emma Stone, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer


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