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‘The Help’: Review Revue

The film adaptation of author Kathryn Stockett’s best selling 2009 novel “The Help” features an all-star cast of leading actresses, including Viola Davis, Emma Stone, Bryce Dallas Howard and Allison Janney. The 137-minute film follows the interconnected relationships between black and white families in Jackson, Mississippi during the 1960s as the Civil Rights Movement grows in force.

Director and screenwriter Tate Taylor has been friends with Stockett since childhood. “The Help” is his first major full length feature film. Producer Chris Columbus, who directed the first two “Harry Potter” films, offered on-set guidance throughout the film’s summer 2010 shooting in Mississippi. Read More...


http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2011/08/10/the-help-review-revue/?mod=WSJBlog

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