Wednesday, July 27, 2011

"The Help" is Now a Movie

The Help by Kathryn Stockett is now a movie.  It will hit theaters on August 10.  Here is a synopsis of the movie, taken from -
"Based on one of the most talked about books in years and a #1 New York Times best-selling phenomenon,  “The Help” stars Emma Stone (“Easy A”) as Skeeter, Academy Award®–nominated Viola Davis (“Doubt”) as Aibileen and Octavia Spencer as Minny—three very different, extraordinary women in Mississippi during the 1960s,  who build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project that breaks societal rules and puts them all at risk. From their improbable alliance a remarkable sisterhood emerges, instilling all of them with the courage to transcend the lines that define them, and the realization that sometimes those lines are made to be crossed —even if it means bringing everyone in town face-to-face with the changing times.  Deeply moving, filled with poignancy, humor and hope, “The Help” is a timeless and universal story about the ability to create change."
This movie is filled with an all-star cast.  Here is a list of the cast members:

I loved the book!  However, I am slightly skeptical about the movie.  From the previews I've seen, I wonder if the movie will do the book justice.  In my experience, movies are never as good as the book.  Perhaps this movie will be different.  For more information about the movie, visit

Regardless of whether you choose to see the movie, I recommend reading the book.  You can read my review of The Help here.  It is now available in paperback at  Click here to purchase.

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