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Not only is the idea of the bad guys "eating sā€”t" effective, it is funny and poignant. A woman's history of multiple miscarriages is discussed; she and her husband are depicted as playful and flirty.

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Viola Davis is a force of nature and Octavia Spencer has a wonderfully expressive face and flawless comic timing. Photo Emma Stone plays a journalist who decides to tell the unknown stories of black women of the kind she has known all her life. When she gets to safety, Aibileen learns that the man who has been shot is Medgar Evers, the civil rights activist who was gunned down in Jackson, Miss. Unlike most of her friends, Skeeter is a liberal on racial issues and is horrified by the bigoted views which she has heard other white women express, often quite openly in front of their black servants. There are enough stories of white folks shooting black folks for petty reasons made legitimate in the era of Jim Crow. While we have grown used to the base scatological humor of the Hangovers, Change-UP, and other rom-coms, the fundament motif in The Help is as low-key as will ever be depicted in film. Great great job. They mentioned Evers being shot but they did not show the extent of that tragedy or what it really meant to the movement. I would have a couple of criticisms of the film. As more maids join in the writing of the manuscript, the more possible it is to counter the assassination of Medgar Evers and eventually that of Martin Luther King. Skeeter's mom has a change of heart about the way she treated their family housekeeper. Get full reviews, ratings, and advice delivered weekly to your inbox. Celia doesn't listen to Minny's counsel, however, when she attends a big local charity event for, yes, Hungry African Children , and the event provides the movie's comic centerpiece.

Howard as Hilly, like some of the other actresses playing the snooty society matrons, plays her character rather too much as a one-dimensional stereotype, the snobbish upper-class bitch. Minny's employer Hilly is a particularly unpleasant individual, with an obsession with forcing black maids to use separate toilet facilities from the families they work for.

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Although the film tends toward the simplistic, e. It visits the sins of the parents passed on to their children ā€” the bigotry and injustice that is learned at the knee of our elders. There are several white men with important speaking roles, but only two black men, including a preacher, who have much to say. Some of the same problems that separated us then separate us now. Tell us in the comments! There are things that you must have whole or not at all. His wife and three young children, who were trained to lie on the floor in case of gunfire, found him, and Evers died shortly afterward. Language The word "s--t" is of prominent importance to the storyline and is said several times throughout the movie. They were rabid toward blacks but were not that much better toward anyone who did not share their socio-economic status the way the "Junior League" treated Celia and the enormous peer pressure they put on one another the club encouraging Skeeter's mother to make a poor decision. Kennedy, spurred on by different national events, including the demonstrations in Birmingham led by the Rev. Minny goes to work for her after being sacked by Hilly. Director Tate Taylor keeps the race relations taut but not strident, as if we were living through the emerging civil rights movement slowly but inevitably aimed at equality, not "separate but equal.

Presenting itself as the story of how African-American maids in the South viewed their employers during Jim Crow days, it is equally the story of how they empowered a young white woman to write a best-seller about them, and how that book transformed the author's mother.

The character development in this movie is really outstanding ā€” I hate movies with flat single dimension characters and these from the lowest to those with the most screen time are just remarkably developed ā€” even the newspaper editor, the lines they chose for him to keep gave you enough information that even he is a memorable character with only three scenes, maybe 4 in the entire movie.

I would not, however, agree with the criticism some have made that the film demeans African-Americans by showing them as dependent upon whites for their emancipation.

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Federal Bureau of Prisons : 38 percent of prisoners are Black yet Blacks only make up 13 percent of the population at large.

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