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The Help (Blu-ray + DVD Combo)

Emma Stone , Viola Davis    PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)   Blu-ray
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
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There are male viewers who will enjoy The Help, but Mississippi native Tate Taylor aims his adaptation squarely at the female readers who made Kathryn Stockett's novel a bestseller. If the multi-character narrative revolves around race relations in the Kennedy-era South, the perspective belongs to the women. Veteran maid Aibileen (Doubt's Viola Davis in an Oscar-worthy performance) provides the heartfelt narration that brackets the story. A widow devastated by the death of her son, she takes pride in the 17 children she has helped to raise, but she's hardly fulfilled. That changes when Skeeter (Easy A's Emma Stone) returns home after college. Unlike her peers, Skeeter wants to work, so she gets a job as a newspaper columnist. But she really longs to write about Jackson's domestics, so she meets with Aibileen in secret--after much cajoling and the promise of anonymity. When Aibileen's smart-mouthed friend Minny (breakout star Octavia Spencer) breaches her uptight employer's protocol, Hilly (Bryce Dallas Howard) gives her the boot, and she ends up in the employ of local outcast Celia (Jessica Chastain, hilarious and heartbreaking), who can't catch a break due to her dirt-poor origins. After the murder of Medgar Evers, even more maids, Minny among them, bring their stories to Skeeter, leading to a book that scandalizes the town--in a good way. Not since Steel Magnolias has Hollywood produced a Southern woman's picture more likely to produce buckets of tears (and almost as many laughs). --Kathleen C. Fennessy

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5.0 out of 5 stars Thought-provoking story Feb. 25 2012
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The Help did not stay in theatres as long as I expected. It was such a good film that I decided to buy the DVD so that I could share it with friends my age, and several young people as well. It is a good consciousness raiser on how otherwise well-meaning people can be unaware of the life stresses of others with whom they interact. It is interesting to compare the book and the film: because they are different media, there are some variations worth noting. I recommend it to any viewer who cares about building understanding and empathy that lead to positive action.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Help March 20 2014
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After waiting so long to watch this movie, I finally bought it and loved it! This is an excellent movie with great actors. It has humor and sadness. You find yourself laughing along with the movie and hurting when they hurt. Very engaging movie. Loved it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars the help Feb. 18 2014
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I was so excited to get this movie it is the best movies i have seen in a long time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love it Dec 26 2013
By Mandy TOP 500 REVIEWER
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This movie tells a really great story, and it's funny to boot. I highly recommend watching this one to anyone.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A really great movie Dec 1 2013
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I laughed, I cried and watched it over again. I never get tired of this movie and the good feeling I always get watching it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars What a great movie Nov. 11 2013
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This movie was so good, I read the book so I had to see if the movie was good too.I would recommend this to everyone.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This was a great book...something different. Nov. 3 2013
By Melvina
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I felt for the characters. It was very well written. It made me think. I think all of us should read this book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good movie Oct. 23 2013
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This really shows the ignorance and bias that African Americans had to endure and probably still do to some extent. Very good acting all around. Would recommend.
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