Last weekend, I took my granddaughters to see the movie The Help. I had read the book (twice) and absolutely loved it. Normally I am disappointed with the movie versions of novels that I have read, but not this time. The movie was changed in parts from the novel and certain parts were left out, which I could understand. But in general, the movie was well done and was pretty faithful to the novel. The acting was outstanding, in my opinion. The screen plan and editing was well done as well.
The story chronicles the efforts of budding writer Skeeter as she attempts to write a book of stories based on the stories of the African-American maids of white people in Jackson, Mississippi during the 1960s. Of course, this must be done in secret because it is a dangerous undertaking. At first, Skeeter has difficulty getting the maids to cooperate with her. But with the help of the maid Abilene, she is able to gather the stories and throw Jackson into turmoil.
I would recommend this movie (and the novel) to everyone.