We’re not super big on southern styled movies revolving around sassy women doing sassy things in sassypants (never have seen Steel Magnolias, Driving Miss Daisy, or Green Fried Tomatoes), but we do like us some sappy movies that make us cry and semi-revolve around pie and fried chicken. The Help is just such a movie, but this one’s got a message, about dicey race relations or something, but with a hope for a better tomorrow, or something!!! And guess what, WE LOVED IT TO TEARS!!!!!!!!! NOW FEED US SOME FRIED CHICKEN, NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Based on the runaway bestseller of the same name by Kathryn Stockett (that we haven’t read a word of, snatchurally), no-name writer/director Tate Taylor takes the story about the stories of two black maids (stoically solid, and Oscar-worthy Viola Davis, and an outrageously enraged Octavia Spencer) and the one white woman (not even fugly wigs can make Emma Stone un-hot/awesome) ‘brave’ enuff to tell their stories, and makes all these stories about stories of stories well worth telling and watching… even if they never happened, and even if some have accused the movie of candy-coloring & white-washing elements of the Civil Rights era. So what if Skeeter (Emma Stone’s stoopid character’s name) is the white vehicle for these oppressed black women to be courageous and let them have their say? It’s a freakin movie, and one, FOR ONCE, that’s appealing to both white AND black audiences!!! Name another movie that is… that isn’t a crummy Eddie Murphy movie!!!????
Maybe The Help is lame, and we’re juss over-loving it cause it’s a summer Hollywood movie without any superheroes, and we’re beyond sick of summer superheroes. Or maybe it’s not lame cause The Help has super heroes, but the only special powers they use are kindness, caring and compassion!!!! (this review is starting to sound as sappy as the movie is, but WHO CARES!????). Maybe The Help works cause Julia Roberts isn’t in it? Maybe cause it juss looks great and feels right? Maybe cause peeps like Bryce Dallas Howard, Jessica Chastain, Allison Janney, Cicely Tyson and Sissy Spacek are supporting acting the sh#t outta it????? Maybe the movie is juss a great fracking movie, with tenderness, laughter and has pie AND fried chicken in every 5th scene????? MAYBE!!!
Maybe we need help, but maybe you need to see The Help
Help Wanted: here’s someone we’d like to see in a French maid outfit – former James Franco flame…
Verdictgo: Breast In Show
Help helps itself to a theater near jews tomorrow
and until next thyme the balcony is clothed…