Movie Review : The Help

Hello everyone, writing a blog post after a long time. Hope you all are fine, stay home and safe.

I finally got time to watch this movie, wanted to watch it since a long time. Somehow, I stumbled upon a post and I thought – ‘Hey, its finally time, I should watch it..’ And I did! Many of you might have already watched it, if not I am here to share my views with you.


Movie Summary:

Set in Mississippi during the 1960s, Skeeter (Stone) is a southern society girl who returns from college determined to become a writer, but turns her friends’ lives — and a Mississippi town — upside down when she decides to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent southern families. Aibileen (Davis), Skeeter’s best friend’s housekeeper, 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.

—Walt Disney Pictures

Did you find it interesting? Yes..? I did too!

Rating: 5⭐ / 5

Otakumeganechan’s Review:

The movie is set in the US State of Mississippi during the 1960’s where women of colour were looked down and treated badly. It follows the story of black women who spend their entire lives working for and taking care of the wealthy white socialites.

The movie has multiple character stories which combine to one in the end. It has layers and layers to show about the situation during those time, emotions and the consequences of an action on an individual or society at large.

Watching the movie gave me a good insight of the struggles people had to endure because of their colour, race, ethnicity, just because it does not align with the prejudice of the high class and norms of society. It also sheds light on an individual’s ambition and desires.

I will not lie, it is an emotional movie. However, an extremely good one, if you want to visit a period where things were different and things related to women were different. Yet it is the same.

Finally, leaving with quotes from the movie to take back or ponder upon…

Fried chicken just tend to make you feel better about life.

Courage sometimes skips a generation.

Eighteen people were killed in Jackson that night. Ten white and eight black. I don’t think God has color in mind when he sets a tornado loose.

No one had ever asked me, what it felt like to be me. Once I told the truth about that, I felt free.

You said to write about what disturbs me, particularly if it bothers no one else.

You is kind. You is smart. You is important.


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