Sunday, August 28, 2011

Popdose: Problems with The Help

I'm not all smiles over the top-grossing adaptation.

1 comment:

dalurae said...

Your piece on THE HELP exactly pointed out the reservations I had while watching the film. I was very leery of the film's (and the source novel's, of course) reductive attitude toward the civil rights movement. By the end of the film, I couldn't help but feel that Skeeter's 'help', albeit with good intentions, seemed somewhat self-congratulatory. It is however worthy of note that Viola Davis delivers a superb genuine performance, and I'm glad she didn't risk making her character over-melodramatic, which the film already is in many scenes.