Movie review : Oscar Nominated movie -The Help


The Help stars Emma Stone as Skeeter, Viola Davis as Aibileen and Octavia Spencer as Minny-three very different, extraordinary women in Mississippi during the 1960s, who build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project that breaks societal rules and puts them all at risk. From their improbable alliance a remarkable sisterhood emerges, instilling all of them with the courage to transcend the lines that define them, and the realization that sometimes those lines are made to be crossed-even if it means bringing everyone in town face-to-face with the changing times.


  • Very talented cast
  • Great story line
  • Gives a good depiction of the racism that took place. In one scene the maid is not allowed to use the inside bathroom in the main house ,she is told to use the one outside inspite of the fact that there was a heavy rain storm.


Aibileen: No one had ever asked me, what it felt like to be me. Once I told the truth about that, I felt free.

Aibileen: God says we need to love our enemies. It’s hard to do, but it can start by telling the truth.


The Help is a very touching movie based in Mississippi during the civil rights movement . The maids use the book as a way of getting their voices header about how they are often mistreated and disrespected. The movie takes things in both the black maids perspective as well as the white peoples perspective. So it does not feel like a one sided story

The movie has been nominated for 3 Academy awards ; Best picture , Best Actress ,Best supporting Actress

Octavia Spencer (Minnie) has said “I think this movie transcends the time period that it’s portraying. If this project makes us go into our daily lives and makes us view those who facilitate our lives — whether it’s your personal assistant, your gardener, your cleaning lady, whoever — if you aren’t treating them with a level of respect, then, hopefully, after seeing this movie, you will understand the importance of that.”

5 out of 5



  1. also watched the movie, its sad, how white people think of black skin, it served them right when the house help wrote a book about their dirty little secrets. Racist people gotta be careful you can’t employ people to cook for you and ban them from using the same toilet as you, you will end up eating “choclate cake ala sh!t”

  2. I hope this also makes Zambians stop and think about how we treat our help aka maids. The indignities some maids suffer it makes the deep south look like childs play.

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