Horrible injustice was done
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
can look inside the mansions yourself and watch how they treat The
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
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
Jackson, Mississippi and were themselves cared for and loved by black
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