Movie: The Help
Like/Don't Like: As with the book - Liked (ish)
I completely forgot that I saw this movie last week (which, I suppose isn't much of a recommendation). I felt about it pretty much the same way as I did about the book - it could have been cut down. And it solidified a feeling I had about the book that I didn't recognize when I read it - it could have gone deeper. Maybe I would have been fine with the length if hadn't painted everyone so ... (oh, heavens, I just about typed "black and white." how about...) one dimensional. This is such a complex issue and everyone seemed to be clearly on one side of the fence or the other. It could have used a little depth.
But that being said, it was still a decent film. I laughed, I cried (because when don't I cry, and also, racism - gar! It makes me want to spit.) There were some legitimate moments in it that made it worthwhile.