I didn't go see Harry Potter last night at midnight, but I did get to see an advanced screening of the movie, The Help. It was AWESOME! I loved it.
I read the book a year and a half ago and adored it. So I've been really looking forward to the movie. All the actors were fantastic in their rolls. They brought the characters alive. I laughed, I cried, I adored. I tried to think of who my favorite actress-to-character was, and I couldn't decide. They were all perfect.
of course, the writer had to change things or drop things to fit the book into two and a half hours, but they definitely kept the feel of the book. I was crying the last twenty minutes, and my cousin was bawling for the last 45 minutes.
I loved, loved, loved it.
The movie releases August 12 and I highly recommend that you go and see it.
Set in Mississippi during the 1960s, The Help stars Emma Stone (star of the breakout hit, Zombieland) as Skeeter, a southern society girl who returns from college determined to become a writer, but turns her friends’ lives—and a small Mississippi town—upside down when she decides to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent southern families. Academy Award® nominee Viola Davis (Eat Pray Love) stars as Aibileen, Skeeter’s best friend’s housekeeper, who is the first to open up—to the dismay of her friends in the tight-knit black community. Despite Skeeter’s life-long friendships hanging in the balance, she and Aibileen continue their collaboration and soon more women come forward to tell their stories—and as it turns out, they have a lot to say. Along the way, unlikely friendships are forged and a new sisterhood emerges, but not before everyone in town has a thing or two to say themselves when they become unwittingly—and unwillingly—caught up in the changing times.