Movie No 1 (2014) : The Help

The HelpWe decided upon an online subscription service as the most cost-effective way of viewing films, and Netflix was our service of choice. Set up via I-Tunes, we are on a Free Month Trial at the moment. Afterwards, £5.99/month for unlimited choices from their selection. The films are not the latest, but still plenty to keep me going for a while. Incidentally, over the holidays I met someone who sometimes watches 2 films a night. Made my 1 a week seem rather paltry!

The Help is a film adaptation of a novel by Kathryn Stockett, which tells the story of a young, white journalist (Skeeter), capturing the experiences of black maids working for white families in the 1960s. Octavia Spencer, (Minny), one of the maids, won an Oscar for the Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role. I’ve never read the book but enjoyed the film immensely. It has a varied cast and the 60s period detail is endearing.


One thought on “Movie No 1 (2014) : The Help

  1. eclectichomelife Jan 6, 2014 / 2:03 pm

    You should read the book too. Very moving story. Incidently are you going to watch the Butler too? Looks FAB!

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