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THE BARBERSHOP
MOVIE REVIEW
This week's reviewed movie is:
THE HELP


GENE

SNICK

 GORDY

Gene the Barber

Snick the Sidekick

Gordie the Barber

THE HELP

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Horrible injustice was done to faithful black servants by their white employers: women who could ruin a life without a second thought over a broken dish.

It took great nerve for the black servants to speak out and tell their stories to a young local lady doing a book on racism and humiliations that a household servant had to endure on a daily basis.

I recommend this film, so you can look inside the mansions yourself and watch how they treat The Help.

A real well-done film.

The genteel south is turned on its head when an enthusiastic young college graduate decides to see how “the other half” lives.

Mostly told from a woman's point of view, this expose of Jackson, Mississippi has interesting insight into the manners and mores of the early 1960s.

Poignant, funny and at times embarrassing, it's a slice of American pie -- complete with compassion and perception.

The Help is Katherine Stockett's blockbuster novel about African American maids in early 1960s Mississippi and the white families who depend on them.

The movie was directed and adapted for the screen by Tate Taylor, an actor and childhood friend of Stockett's.

Both of them grew up together in Jackson, Mississippi and were themselves cared for and loved by black housekeepers.

This comedy/drama is not all humor, by any means, but does find some comic release and payback laughs in the story of black maids and bigoted white employers at the start of the civil rights era.



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