You is Smart, You is Kind, You is Important

The Help feels like the perfect race relations movie. It’s serious when it needs to be and lighthearted at all the right moments. With a story that never seems one-sided. Back in the early 60’s and before that, “the help” was a term used to describe servants whom wealthy white folks had. Most of which were black. The Help follows a young writer named Skeeter, who decides to write a book from the point of view of “the help.” Which would have been controversial at the time. The film follows the lives of two workers in particular. Aibileen, a reserved, strong-willed, and polite maid. And Minny, smart mouthed, spunky, and traditional maid. The cast is phenomenal. Every single actress deserved an Oscar for their performances. Namely Viola Davis, Jessica Chastain, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Emma Stone. The only one who did win an Oscar was Octavia Spencer. She’s easily the best character in the movie and she has a perfect arc. Just don’t eat the chocolate pie. Other then that, The Help is a must watch.

Aibileen (right) and Minny (left) gossip

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