Thanks everyone for my birthday wishes. I felt like I was clinking martini glasses, handing out air smooches and hugs with all of you!
When I started the blog I always wondered how people got to see movie screenings. Although I’m not in the big leagues, I have managed to get on a few PR lists and get to see movies now and again. Working my way on up!
I was thrilled to get an email inviting me and a guest to a screening of The Help. I had heard the buzz surrounding the film, some good, some bad. I had purchased the book but in the summer chaos that ensued I never got a chance to read it. Needless to say I went to the movie totally oblivious to the plot other than it was about some maids. Twitter had mixed commentary on speculation of what the movie would be about, so some of those thoughts were in the back of my head. However, I was prepared to make my own opinion.
The movie was captivating from the very beginning. The story telling was awesome. This is an incredible story. At times I wanted to shed a tear thinking about all that women of color have endured in the past. I had given little thought to what it might have meant to be a maid, other than cleaning and rearing children but to hear the stories opened my eyes to another perspective of what life must’ve been like back then. The actresses did a phenomenal job and really took you back to what Jackson, MS was probably like during this time.
I always like when movies based on historical facts are tastefully done. I can only hope these type of movies evoke compassion and empathy in a way that will change minds and lives. This was an awesome film. I urge you to see this. Please go with an open mind.
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*I was given a free ticket to screen the movie. All opinions are my own*