By Entertainment Reporter Sara Edwards for GalTime.com
THE HELP ***1/2 STARS OUT OF 4
Devoted fans of Kathryn Stockett's bestseller "The Help" can breathe a sigh of relief. The film version, now in theaters, is a wonderful adaptation that is powerful, poignant, and at times laugh out loud funny. It also boasts one of the best female casts ever assembled.
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Set in the civil-rights era in Jackson, Mississippi, The Help is the story of the tension fraught relationship between white southern women and their maids. At the center of the story is Aibileen, an African-American woman who has worked in white households her entire life. She raises their children imparting love and self esteem but getting little appreciation from her employers. The immensely talented Viola Davis will surely get an Oscar nomination for her stunning portrayal of Aibileen. The performance is filled with a raw honesty and pain that is deeply felt by the filmRead More »from THE HELP: Loved the Book, Should You See the Movie?