Sunday, March 4, 2012

Movie Review: The Help

To stand for what you believe in or try and make a change is never an easy job, but courage must be found in honor to have a better life. All of us have the right to feel free; the right to feel important. This is the main idea of the movie, "The Help" as it talks about the unknown lives of African American maids in the 50s, who struggle daily in order to support their families. I heard so many good reviews on this movie and I was so thrilled to get the DVD, however I never thought it would touch my soul. 
It's difficult to find the strength within jato stand up to something that already a huge part of outlives and in this movie we see Aibileen Clark (Viola Davis) and Minny Jackson (Octavia Spencer) tell their stories and by only talking about their problem they managed to gain a huge part of their freedom.
Even though the story is set in the 50, I know this subject touches each one of us; no matter the age, the race or religion. We may look different,but deep down we all have the same problems.
I can talk about the setting, the customs or the cinematography about this movie, which is really beautiful and amazing, but the story, to me, is more important, especially in this movie. We saw how not only the maids were trapped in their lives, but also Celia Foote (Jessica Chastain), the little kids and even Hilly Holbrook (Bryce Dallas Howard) , who you feel sorry for, even though you hate her, but imagine how tiring it is to be her. 
The movie made me tear up so many times and I couldn't stop the tears from falling in the end.
Octavia Spencer won the best supporting actress scar for this movie and i was happy for her but if I knew she won after watching the movie I'd be even happier. The rest of the cast were as brilliant, Viola Davis was the reason I cried half of the times and I never thought Emma Stone could pull this kind of roles; she was brilliant. I loved the character of Celia Foote too.

It's truly a must see movie!!! It's full with heart, soul and genius performances.
P.S: It was based on a best seller novel by the same name.

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  1. I loved this movie. But then again, I have a crush on Emma Stone. :D

  2. Did you see her in the Oscars? She was hilarious!!