It’s hot outside…. go to a movie!

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Meet Cheryl Phillips. An avid reader, former librarian, and absolute movie fan. Cheryl has given tips over the years on books and movies her friends might enjoy. What I love about  these recommendations is that they are not always award-winning films or best-selling books. 
In other words – she opens my word. 
She will occasionally be posting some of her reviews. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
Cher’s Review of The Help
We are always a bit leery of going to a movie based on a book that we absolutely loved.   Well, all you Help readers can put your fears aside.
 I have never seen a movie that stayed as true to the book as this one.  Every single character that you loved/hated in The Help book, shows up  on the screen – and you will love Miss Mae Mobley all over again, and you will love to hate Miss Hilly from the moment she opens her mouth.
Some reviewers wanted to make this movie all about the Civil Rights Movement  and weren’t happy that racism wasn’t front and center in the story.  Obviously these reviewers didn’t read the book, or didn’t get it if they did.  The book’s theme  was not the Civil Rights Movement.
Racism in Mississippi in the early 1960s was the physical and political setting for the story,  but was not the theme.  The theme was about how three very different women use their bravery and courage  to create change in the world.  There is laughter, friendship, love, loss and heartache filling the screen every second and you will find that you haven’t even moved for the entire 2 hours and 17 minutes.
The Help is that rare film with brilliant performances and a beginning, middle and end.  Don’t know how they did this without 3D, explosions, sex scenes and animation.  Absolutely amazing…………..
My prediction:  Come Oscar season – the sleeper will be Jessica Chastain as Celia Foote.
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2 Responses to “It’s hot outside…. go to a movie!”

  1. Film- “The Help” « Silverwalk Hermitage Says:

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  2. Kathy Phillips Says:

    Cheryl hit it ‘right on’. Loved….loved… this movie. My husband was equally impressed and he has not read the book yet.
    Thank you Cheryl for your great review.

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