Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Help - Two Thumbs Way Up!!!!!

No Spoilers - I promise

Last night I stood in line to see "The Help" and
I am SO happy I did, it was all I expected and more!!
If you thought the trailers and teaser scenes were good, hold your breath
because you ain't seen nothing yet.

 It was a rollercoaster full of emotions, from crying to laughing
so hard my stomach was hurting. It had my attention the entire time.
 The cast was amazing and perfect!!
This is a must see movie with such a powerful and important message.
Go watch it you will not be disappointed!

I will leave you with some fun facts about the movie:

  • The film was shot on location in and around Greenwood, Miss., and the citizens of Greenwood willingly pitched in to find period props for the film by digging around in their attics and basements, and many played extras in “The Help” as well. Even producer Brunson Green’s grandmother’s dress wound up in wardrobe.
  • Local chefs were brought in to make sure foods used in the scenes, from fried chicken to congealed salads, were regionally correct and also correct for the times, and a conscious effort was made to make it all look homemade—not fancy or store-bought—to add to the authenticity of the film.
  • Due to the intense summer heat in Mississippi, the filmmakers adjusted the schedule to shoot only indoors in the middle of the day. Exteriors were shot in the early morning and late afternoon.
  •  The mothers of Tate Taylor, Kathryn Stockett and Brunson Green all have appearances in “The Help.”
  • A dialect coach, hired to make sure everyone’s southern accent was perfect, flew into Jackson, Miss., to record accents for the actors.  Even the real southerners in the cast were coached in the proper way of speaking specifically for the Mississippi Delta. Allison Janney picked Producer Brunson Green’s mother’s accent to emulate for her character, Charlotte. In 1963, Mrs. Green was the same age as the character Skeeter, played by Emma Stone.

    Now I must go and read the book.
    There was a time where I would make sure to read the book first before watching the movie,
    but that usually ended up with a very frustrated me, because of all the key points that
    were missing. Therefore I now tend to watch the movie first and then read the
    book, plus there is that element of surprise when watching it on the big screen!
    Oh and I can also put faces to the characters - lol!

    Have you read "The Help"? And if you have will you be watching the movie?

    Kary xo


    1. I have heard so much about this movie...I can't wait to see it !

      Stopping by to follow you on GFC through the Blog Hop :)

    2. OMG I'm so excited about this movie. We read this book in our book club and we are all going next week to see it!

    3. Wow, I cannot believe all the attention to detail that went into this! I saw the trailer a few weeks ago and I Knew I was gonna have to see it, and now it's a must!

      I have the book on my kindle, but I haven't gotten around to it just yet! Let me know when you start, so I can start it too! We can have a two person book club. LOL

    4. Ohhhh!!! I can't wait to see this movie!! I saw the previews and teared up!! I know I'm going to cry like a baby watching it!! haha. :)

    5. you rock my socks!! last night before bed i thought i better buy this book. then i of course forgot and alllll day i have been thinking what was it i needed to buy!!! then i just saw this and remembered and rushed over to book depository and bought a copy (okay and a few extra books - but reading is healthy so its not like its wasting money....)
      so thankyou!!

      also i tried the nailpolish thing last week but my bandaids were too sticky and ripped my nail polish off so i ventured out tonight to buy some crappy band aids so they shouldnt rip the polish off so hopefully i will be able to do pretty nails tomorrow a la you!! xxx

    6. I haven't read the book...but if you say the movie is a must then I shall put it on my list...I just need to make time for it! Thanks for your voted good luck to both of y'all!

    7. I meant 'votes' letters s&d are too close for me lol!

    8. I'm getting the book from my mom when I go home this weekend. I can't wait!!

    9. You are going to love the Book, Kary. It's amazing. I can't wait to see the movie! Hopefully this weekend...

    10. I always read the book after I watch the movie only becoz I know I can put a face to each of the characters and that makes a good movie even better .. can't wait to watch it !!

    11. I can't wait for this movie to come out down here! It sounds wonderful!!!

      x Jasmine

    12. I've read the book and I really enjoyed it. So I'm looking forward to the movie. I always read books before movies. I just prefer it that way. x

    13. my darling husband took me last week on our mid-week dates since we usually work the weekends and it was THE BEST!!! the only thing that would have made it better is if you were with me!!!!

      i'm the same as you-- i had every intention of reading the book before the movie and then ran out of time-- but you are SO RIGHT!!! there's an element of surprise when you are watching the movie first and then it's fun to read the book, exciting about getting to certain parts and wondering what differences they'll change-- that was the case for me with "Something Borrowed" and i'm still glad i read it AFTER seeing the movie.

      (speaking of books! i just finished "love in the time of cholera" tonight during my bubble bath so i'm SO EXCITED to finally be starting the book you let me borrow!!!!! I CAN'T WAIT!!!)

      don't you just love the main actress? i fell in love with her in "Easy A."

      and reading points about the movie was so much fun! thank you mi dulce amiga xoxo