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Scott Von Doviak
The Help is a high-functioning tearjerker, but the catharsis it offers feels glib and insufficient, a Barbie Band-Aid on the still-raw wound of race relations in America.
It sounds like you need to get over yourself. Your review is hollow and meaningless. It is a period piece that shows where we've come from. When something is good we pass it on. If it was all that you reported I would agree with you. You are so far off. I think this review is being filtered through your white guilt. I bet you love Dances With Wolves.
Aug 12 - 11:45 AM
Tell that to every movie (of which there have been many) that reflects on the absurdity of racial stereotypes. Your review carries no weight
Aug 12 - 08:24 PM
James H. is really Kathryn Stockett, commenting on every negative review of THE HELP. The weirdest thing about this movie/book is why on earth it is os popular. Most domestic servitude today is done by peoples from the Caribbean or Suth/Central America: are whites, who I believe FEAR African-Americans now, nostalgic for a time when blacks feared them???
Aug 13 - 08:15 AM
Brandie-- I think that you miss the point of this story entirely.
Aug 13 - 01:35 PM
@Brandie m.: I don't think Katherine Stockett cares enough about any movie to care about what people think about this one. Plus, she's sick to death of The Help anyway. I doubt she will ever even see this movie unless somebody forced her.
Aug 23 - 12:20 AM
Melissa Osburn Marhefka
What? No sense
Mar 9 - 01:36 AM
I find this review to be shallow and pedantic.
Aug 13 - 01:33 PM
Shallow and pedantic like Family Guy?
Aug 13 - 02:58 PM
It's a still-raw wound because people like you keep picking at it instead of letting it heal.
Aug 14 - 04:46 PM
Aug 19 - 12:54 PM
What do you want ? The Help is a GREAT movie
Did we see the same movie?
Aug 20 - 06:36 PM
I saw the whole movie and i didnt even see it,.I know exactly what this movie is,.crap,..cant believe its the no.1 movie now,.wow,..Chick flick city
Aug 22 - 02:56 PM
Well, Paul, there are certainly plenty of dick flicks to choose from.
Sep 3 - 05:19 AM
This movie isn't about race. It's about relationships. Lol you don't even know the main theme of this movie, yet you think you're worthy of criticizig it. And about race relations, please! Give me a break! There are enough racial guilt movies out there and, honestly, all they do is make me want to scratch the word "racism" out of the dictionary.
Aug 23 - 12:24 AM
If that's what you honestly thought about this movie, then I'm sorry but you sound like someone who likes to talk just to hear herself spout crap!
Aug 23 - 04:39 PM
Exactly what i felt when I saw this film. Thank you!!
Aug 24 - 07:59 AM
Dana, you are wound way too tight. Take an ex-lax maybe that will help.
Aug 28 - 03:36 PM
Any one who thinks this movie is about relationships and not race also must be one of those people who claim they do not see color. Thats just BS. We all see color and we judge people based on their skin the lighter you are the better. This culture and others " with the white is right motto" even has people of color judging each other based on how white they are. The book was good but safe like the movie. However considering how few movies are made about race and racism in America this movie at least puts some light on the issue which lives on today probably worse because it has become more institutionalized.
Sep 5 - 07:54 PM
lol this movie was soooo fucking bad.
And I love everyone who tries so hard to insult the reviewer. Makes for good laughs.
Dec 8 - 10:17 AM
Seems that you are a very stupid American or a teenager, by your comment.
Go and watch shit, like American Pie.
Jul 5 - 11:20 PM
Hard-hitting satire does far more damage to social problems than any nauseatingly pompous posturing.
Jan 29 - 11:00 PM
William de Oliveira
I tottaly agree!!! This movie is disappointing and RACIST.
A white girl writes a book and saves the day! Oh, thank you so much, white girl!
Feb 2 - 07:24 PM