Tuesday, December 27, 2011


I saw THE HELP last summer but neglected to review it. To be honest I was afraid to write a negative review. The truth is it is certainly watchable and has some great performances, but overall it is a forgettable film, which is kind of surprising, considering the subject matter. Very little about the film rang true to me, it seemed contrived an manipulative, and a very Hollywood, sanitized version of how difficult it must have been to grow up black in the south, working for white families.

I'd love to see a real, personal film about this topic some day, written by someone who really experienced it from the black people's side of the story.

1 comment:

Marcelo Teson said...

My wife and I completely agree, she says the book is much better, has much of the depth the film was missing. The film seemed rushed and only interesting on the surface.