Five Stars: ‘The Help’
August 15, 2011 by mayrant
‘The Help’ is an excellent adaptation of the bestselling novel about an unlikely rebellion in a Southern town in the 1960s among black maids serving white families and one white woman who wants them to tell their life stories.
Viola Davis is part of the ensemble cast of “The Help.” (DreamWorks)
August 10, 2011|By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
“The Help” is a delicious peppery stew of home-cooked, 1960s Southern-style racism that serves up a soulful dish of what ails us and what heals us. Laughter, which is ladled on thick as gravy, proves to be the secret ingredient — turning what should be a feel-bad movie about those troubled times into a heart-warming surprise.