Wednesday, 19 October 2011

The Help

Last night my pal and I went to see a freebie preview of the film of the book - The Help. We loved it. It made us laugh and it made us cry. The movie is set in the town of Jackson in America in the 1960's and focuses on one girls ambition to tell the story - from the perspective of the maid - the help. The women who employ the maids are often not kind. It is a longish film - about 2 hours 15 mins, but it doesn't seem it. If you get chance to see it - do. I highly recommend it.


I believe it is out on general release on the 26th October.

16 comments:

Sue Hayton said...

Read the book recently and really enjoyed it with the same reactions you had to the film. Looking forward to seeing it.

Elizabethd said...

I loved the book, and hope the film might come here in Version Originale.

Catherine said...

Fabulous! I loved the book so I am looking forward to the film! Cx

Kathy said...

I loved the book too! I'll probably see the film when I visit my daughter in Newcastle next month!
xxx

Faye said...

I haven't read the book but I did see the trailer for the film, look like it might be one to go see!

Bee happy said...

Got this book out on my desk ready to read, need to pick it up and start it now :) sounds great.

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Amanda said...

We enjoyed it too, highly recommended.

Jackie, Erik, Jake, Drew said...

It is a massive hit over her in Texas! I am saving myself to watch it with Mum. I wanted to buy her the book for Xmas. A totally different kind of movie, but one that had me in stitches is BRIDESMAIDS (its a bit yukky in places, but soooo funny). xx

John Gray said...

another one I will have to see on my own, chris hates this kind of movie... me??? I love a good cry

Rosie said...

Sounds good, I'll have to see if it comes to our little arts cinema as I don't like going to the big multi screen one very much:)

Victoria said...

Hello :) Re the comment on my blog about Lily and Lola - nope, they're full size now! They're about 4.5 years old. I got them from the Dogs Trust when they were 18 months old and they had been living at some sort of Puppy Farm.

I think they have been bred to be tiny, which is so sad, but at least they're happy and healthy now :)

xxx

Jo said...

This sounds like one to watch, though I don't go to the cinema very often so I'll probably wait for it to come out on dvd.

Young at Heart said...

Looking forward to this one myself...and thank you for your kind comments...what lessons I'm learning not least about myself!!

BadPenny said...

I've seen the book but not read it- must do !

Gilly said...

Haven't been to the cinema in years! Will have to wait for it to appear on TV.

I loved your Rotherham pictures in your previous post. It sounds as thought it is really rejuvenating in places - I always thought of it as a deadly dull, dirty industrial town!

Brittanygirl said...

Brilliant book - I read it for my Book Group and the verdict was a great book and well worth reading.