As in many reductive period pieces, there are no real characters here, just archetypes, namely reactionary cretins and sensitive souls who anticipate modern attitudes.
Pretentious review. Get the stick out of your ass. This was a heartwarming, terrifying, and glorious film. It is an instant classic.
Aug 12 - 11:49 AM
I happen to think this review is pretty spot on.
Aug 14 - 03:53 PM
You are sick
Jan 28 - 12:41 PM
Thought it was a bore.
Aug 13 - 02:10 PM
Having a good vocabulary... Great!
Knowing when to use it... Priceless!!!
Hint, not here!
Aug 21 - 01:43 PM
Does a film have to have deep and multi-layered characters to have an impact.. to be entertaining and memorable?! Geez - so arrogant.
Aug 25 - 09:29 PM
If you can't say something good about "The Help", you need another job. If most of the people who see it like it, it is a success....kind of like a vote..
Sep 5 - 09:34 AM
Melissa Osburn Marhefka
That is exactly why I don't go by what critics say. They don't represent movie watchers and people need to go see movies for themselves for even coming to this site
Mar 9 - 01:32 AM
Someone needs to take your "star" away..
Sep 5 - 09:35 AM
Wow, harsh man...this was a great movie!
Nov 20 - 08:52 PM
zzzzzz... I'm sorry, were you trying to be interesting? boring? or just plain...zzz... I'm sorry, were you trying to be...
Dec 9 - 11:19 PM
You need a life.
Jan 28 - 12:42 PM
Cutesy wording. The problem is that satires like "The Help" have a record of doing serious damage to social problems while North Shore trendiness has never helped anyone.
Jan 29 - 11:13 PM
No real characters? WTH there were so many strong characters in this movie. Viola Davis was amazing as the character of Aibileen. I was so sad for Aibilee. Octavia Spencer was hilarious as Minny and brought some lightness to the movie. Even the character of the white trash woman Celia was well done. I was rooting for her! I loved this movie!
Feb 24 - 01:52 PM