Thanks to a talented cast -- starting with leads Emma Stone, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer -- the movie is often entertaining. But The Help should have been challenging too.
If they'd made the film too challenging the White Americans wouldn't have wanted to know about the film.
Most of them are too shallow with a short concentration span.
That's why films like Captain America are popular
From a white Englishman
Aug 15 - 08:41 AM
Weird to see some of the comments here saying how White Americans wouldn't want complexity. That's utter rubbish, and they know it as well as I do.
Sep 3 - 07:16 PM
To hell with you, British asshole.
Sep 10 - 10:08 PM
That was rude. Not all Americans are like that. Now, we don't all have a short attention span. You British are all the same are you? Sure this movie could have been more challenging but, to stereotype a nation because of something you didn't like about a movie is ridiculous. Good day, sir.
Mar 4 - 09:29 PM
Whatever. This movie was the best, and like the englishman said people wouldn't want to watch a movie that was too challenging or too deep and serious.
Aug 24 - 02:32 PM
That's true: most White women, a big part of the audience of this film, want feel-good stories about relationships between White women and women of color. They want to feel that all that hard stuff is over now, resolved. But it's not, of course. I appreciated the candid reviews of Kennedy and others who point this out.
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Aug 31 - 04:23 AM
I'm thrilled to read these reviews. I thought I was the only one in the world to think the book came up very short in what it COULD have been. It's shallow and will appeal to the masses. I haven't seen the movie, but I expect it will be the same. I struggled to get through the book. I was so disappointed when it didn't have more depth. @ John B... I am a white Mississippian. I get to have an opinion.:)
Aug 31 - 09:01 PM
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Sep 1 - 09:57 AM
Movies are meant to entertain, correct? If you want to watch something serious, maybe a documentary will be more to your liking. It was a fantastic movie. That doesn't mean I'm shallow or simple-minded. I agree with Lindsey Elias.
Aug 14 - 11:50 AM