23 August 2011

Finally... The Help Movie

{...I saw The Help.  MGB and I ventured out to a 10:10 showing on a work night.  Rebels, I know.  I had to convince him, as we are usually asleep by this time.  Scratch that, I am asleep.  Anywho - the movie definitely lived up to my expectations.  Of course, the book was better (When is it not?  Well in the case of the Notebook, but that could be another entire post...), and the only reason I say that is because the book went into more depth.  I thought the screenplay was an excellent adaptation - I laughed, cried, and felt like the characters were truly my friends

I do hope that some of the actresses are nominated for a Globe or an Oscar.  My three picks:
1. Viola Davis as Aibileen

2. Bryce Dallas Howard as Hilly Holbrook

3. Jessica Chastain as Celia Foote

Of course, I loved all the actresses in the movie, but these three performances that stood out to me.  I believe that I loved Jessica Chastain's portrayl of Celia the most.  Her acting on the screen was just as I imagined while reading the book.  And while I still cringed during the scene in which she wears the tight pink dress to the Jr. League benefit, my heart was warmed when she opened up to Minny about a dark secret she carries with her.

I could talk about each character... but don't want to bore you, so go see The Help... Two Thumbs Up!}  

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