The Best Movie of the Year will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, Digital Download and On-Demand, December 6, 2011 The Help – the inspirational summer hit film people cant stop talking about- arrives in homes just in time for the holidays.
I was talking about The Help before the movie came out, and even read the book in anticipation of the movie. When I went to the Premier the week before it hit the theaters I knew for sure it was hands down the best movie of the year. I actually saw it three more times after that – it is just that good. As someone who really doesnt even buy DVDs, I knew I wanted this one.
Last week when The Help arrived for review I was stoked. I immediately took a picture and posted it to Facebook via InstaGram with the note “Movie Night Soon!?!” Of course because I have the best friends in the entire World, a date was set! Friday night was officially Margaritas and Movie night – and we had a BLAST.
The #1 New York Times bestseller by Kathryn Stockett comes to vivid life through the powerful performances of a phenomenal ensemble cast. The Help is an inspirational, courageous and empowering story about very different, extraordinary women in the 1960s South who build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project — one that breaks society‟s rules and puts them all at risk. Filled with poignancy, humor and hope — and complete with compelling, never-before-seen bonus features — The Help is a timeless, universal and triumphant story about the ability to create change.
One thing I love about The Help, is no matter how many times I watch it – I continue to laugh out loud every single time. The cast is so perfectly chosen, each character just comes to life on the screen.
The Help stars Emma Stone as the courageous Eugenia “Skeeter‟ Phelan, who goes against the beliefs of her family and friends to find her own voice. The critically praised, emotional performance of Viola Davis as Aibileen Clark, a woman who secretly dreams of one day having more than she has been given, offers a deep emotional storyline. The breakthrough performance of Octavia Spencer as Minny Jackson, whose sass and tough exterior disguise the pain and fear she faces every day, brings both drama and humor to the film. Bryce Dallas Howard breathes life into the catty Jackson socialite Hilly Holbrook and Jessica Chastain brings charm and humor as Celia Foote, a kind housewife living outside of town who longs to fit in. Sissy Spacek, Allison Janney and Ahna O‟Reilly also provide vivacious performances that round out this all-star female ensemble.
I was bummed that most of the “Extras” are only available on the Blu-ray and naturally we do not have a Blu-ray player since we live stream everything, we have never had the need for one. I really wanted to see “The Making of” but it is only on the Blu-ray disc. We did like the deleted scenes though, and Mary J Blige rocks “The Living Proof” in the Official Video available on the DVD.
The Help Blu-ray DVD Combo is the perfect stocking stuffer for anyone on your list. It is the perfect “Margaritas and Movie” Girls Night In movie!