February 6, 2012

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. 
Written by Walt Disney Pictures

*this may content a little bit spoiler*

The Help is the most touching movie I watched from 2011. Great acting was performed by all the stars especially Emma Stone, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer. The story brought me back to the old times when racism and equality was so much a problem in America. There was a miss in defining equality. Colored were forced by the law to be a low-life worker. Aibee was the one approached by Skeeter to write story about her feeling in a book. In order to make a change, Aibee thinks this book is one of the way of it. What makes it touching is how colored people keep their feelings for a long time and try to love  the white all the time. Love your Enemies.

Not only its great story, this movie also insert several good things to be learned and reminded. Good parenting is one of it. Nowadays, we may found parents like Elizabeth who several times neglect her child and so dependent on maid. The story may tell us a cynical fact that we forget sometimes. Another thing is how colored care each other and make them feel good and strong. They teach us to be human, to have each other.

It doesn't give so much twists and surprises but it does give us very nice drama. 
No wonder this movie get so many nominations in movie awards. I love it.

My favorite scene is when Mae Mobley follow Aibee's words. "You is kind, You is smart, You is important". That makes Mae comfortable and knows everything will be okay. Good parenting, I think. :)

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