THE HELP (2011)
– 4 out of 5 stars

Emma Stone stars as Eugenia ‘Skeeter’ Pheelan, an aspiring writer in the 1960s who decides to write a book from the point of the help – African-American maids who work for white families.

I’m really glad I managed to catch this show before the end of its run because I don’t think I can find time to finish this book-bricks of book-bricks. It really showcased the strength of these women; how much they had to endure under white supremacists, the pride they had to swallow and their sacrifices. Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer were brilliant as Aibileen and Minny (especially Minny’s chocolate pie!). The story of how Constantine left Skeeter’s household was really sad and particularly so because these maids were the ones who brought up their employer’s kids while their own kids were left under the care of others.


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