5

The Help

Drama


 

An aspiring author decides to write a book detailing the African-American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work.

"The Help" is a remarkable film that tells an important tale without being heavy-handed. It succeeds in reflecting the period effortlessly, but the true brilliance is in the story-telling. All the characters have an interesting experience to share, with a common agenda to highlight the glaringly obvious injustice of the time for both maids and women alike. While it's not without some humour, this movie is essentially heartbreaking and heart-warming stuff. No assistance required to watch this one.

Anthony Macali

Wide Release 1st September 2011
146 mins