Official Website MPAA Rating: PG-13 Theater Release: 8/10/2011 Video Release: 12/6/2011 Buy it from Amazon: DVDVHS
Wonderful Adaptation - By Diana Saenger The Help, about a few black maids convinced into telling all about their white employers, eases its way into a larger story that some find controversial and others -- mostly the ones who read the thick bestselling novel -- believe is powerful.
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Socially Relevant - By Richard Jack Smith At the moment, Oscar prognosticators all over the web and in print are scrambling around, looking for the “one.” Some are predicting good things for best picture hopefuls like War Horse and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, which haven’t even been released to date.... MORE >>
Those Who Help Themselves - By Donald Levit The Museum of Modern Art’s annual December-January “The [Awards] Contenders” packs them in, and The Help was sold out. Director Tate Taylor did his screenplay from also-white childhood friend and fellow Mississippian Kathryn Stockett’s bestseller début, and, based on actual... MORE >>