No help needed for “The Help”

The Help
Best selling book now a movie

Great mix of a cast for this new hit movie. Take one Oscar nominee and one Oscar winner, add to them a four-time Emmy nabber, a couple of up-and-coming stars and two relative unknowns, and you have (drum roll, please) the women of “The Help.”

The big-screen version of Kathryn Stockett’s 2009 best seller has been one of summer’s most anticipated and, given its subject matter — black maids speaking out through a young white woman in 1960s Mississippi — controversial movies. After hitting theaters last Wednesday, it went on to haul in $25.5 million over the weekend (it’s made $35.4 million since opening day). While those aren’t “Harry Potter” numbers, they were enough to make “The Help” the No. 2 movie in the country, a huge win for the film.

Have you seen this movie yet, or read the book? Share what you think about it. I know I couldn’t put the book down and am so looking forward to seeing the movie!

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