Monday, September 26, 2011

Movie Review Monday - The Help

The Help by Kathryn Stockett is a fantastic movie. It's definitely not my usual thing. No vampires, zombies or werewolfs at all. And, when my husband and I talked about going to a weekend movie, I'd suggested Contagion , Bridesmaids or The Help. I'd heard about the book from friends and had planned on reading it but never got around to it so I thought why not? And my husband didn't want to go to another zombie wanna-be movie so Contagion was nixed from the start.

He also said he didn't want to go to some predictable comedy. He voted for The Help and we were off to the movies.

I don't know what I expected but this was a very sad movie in so many ways. It was also the story of friendship and adversity and how the first helps you get through the second plus it taught a few lessons about what really matters in life.

I thought the acting was great.

The story tugged some tears and gave a few giggles too. It was filled with emotion and drama.

I only wish it would have shown a few more "good" people in the movie. It seemed that so many depictions were of evil people. My hope is always that there are a lot more good people than bad.

This is a definite "RECOMMENDED BY KIM" movie. If you see/saw it, let me know what you thought.


Kelly Polark said...

I do want to eventually read the book and see the movie. Will you read the book even though you saw the movie already?

Kimbra Kasch said...

Kelly: I probably won't read the book for quite a while. Maybe when I forgot what the movie was all about ;) so I can enjoy it like a fresh experience.

David Batista said...

I've seen the movie and enjoyed it a lot. My wife read the book and says the movie certainly did good by it. :)

And all I know is that afterwards I was hungry for some good ole southern comfort food! Believe it or not, although I'm from NYC, I grew up on that sort of cooking. YUMMMMMM!

Kimbra Kasch said...

David: Believe it or not my Mom used to cook like that too. Crisco and chicken was so yummy but I don't do that any more - that crisco doesn't just coat chickens - it goes to my thighs too.