Change begins with a whisper.
Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Octavia Spencer, Jessica Chastain, Ahna O'Reilly, Allison Janney
|Screenplay||Tate Taylor, from the novel y Kathryn Stockett|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS|
|Produced by||Dreamworks SKG, Reliance Entertainment, Participant Media, Imagenation Abu Dhabi FZ, 1492 Pictures, Harbinger Pictures|
|Violence||Some, brief, not frequent, moderate|
|Prejudice||Part of (historic) plot|
|Blasphemy||Infrequent, mildish, profanities|
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What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Helen Herimbi Top-notch cast helps weak film
Jeanne Calitz Swart en wit gesien deur pastel-palet
Kirk Honeycutt 'The Help' needs a little help
|Chicago Sunday Times|
Roger Ebert The Help is a safe film about a volatile subject.
Sara Maria Vizcarrondo A chick flick for do-gooders, The Help suffers from a malady common to the discrimination drama: its treatment of inequality is more condescending than the prejudice it aims to remedy.
Peter Travers A deeply touching human story filled with humor and heartbreak is rare in any movie season, especially summer. That's what makes The Help an exhilarating gift.
T. Durgin In an age of 3-D eye abuse and increasingly base and smutty comedies, here is a film that celebrates the human spirit and delivers a true cinematic experience. It will indeed go down as one of the best movies of 2011 and one of the rare times you'll see a perfect 10 out of 10 score from Yours Truly.
Tomatometer Though arguably guilty of glossing over its racial themes, The Help rises on the strength of its cast -- particularly Viola Davis, whose performance is powerful enough to carry the film on its own.
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What the People say
10881 Netizens A beautiful film--and realistic
Average .. 67%