Actually, YouTube has it listed as a Featurette…. how snazzy is that?
A look at what happens when a southern town’s unspoken code of rules and behavior is shattered by three courageous women who strike up an unlikely friendship.
The movie features Emma Stone (Easy A), Viola Davis (Eat, Pray, Love), and Octavia Spencer (Seven Pounds).
Set in Mississippi during the 1960s, Skeeter (Stone) is a southern society girl who returns from college determined to become a writer, but turns her friends’ lives — and a small Mississippi town — upside down when she decides to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent southern families. Aibileen (Davis), Skeeter’s best friend’s housekeeper, is the first to open up — to the dismay of her friends in the tight-knit black community. Despite Skeeter’s life-long friendships hanging in the balance, she and Aibileen continue their collaboration and soon more women come forward to tell their stories — and as it turns out, they have a lot to say. Along the way, unlikely friendships are forged and a new sisterhood emerges, but not before everyone in town has a thing or two to say themselves when they become unwittingly — and unwillingly — caught up in the changing times. Written by Walt Disney Pictures
I am really excited to watch The Help, as I am always a sucker for movies where women actually STICK TOGETHER and support one another. As I have said
over and over I think the World would be a different place if women lived by the Girlfriend Code and stopped tearing each other down.
Anyhow, I wanted to share this with you, and also point out that even in my post-op desperation to find good books to read while I am practically bedridden, I will NOT be reading this on my beloved Kindle iPad App. The last two books I have read that have been turned into movies, I have been so turned off by the book, I have refused to see the movie. Something Borrowed for its blatant disregard of the Girlfriend Code, and Water For Elephants – who wants to see that kind of animal cruelty on a 300×213 foot Imax movie screen?! (even if it does have RPatz in it!)
Anyhow… here is… the “Featurette” for The Help, in theaters August 12, 2011:
Are you planning to go see it? Have you read the book?
I gave in and downloaded it because I was so excited to see it I just couldnt help it – IT WAS FANTASTIC!! I am so glad I read it, and it has made me even MORE excited to SEE it!!