The Help Movie Review

It’s emotional, it’s humorous, it’s heartwarming, it’s challenging, it’s a must see movie: The Help.

PORTER NOVELLI sent me a double pass to see the movie, The Help.

the help movie review ticket

I put on my “Hello! I’m Here!” earrings.

the help movie review what i wore

I went with my friend Bernie, and somehow, we ended up with these epic cups of diet coke.  And would you believe it: we actually finished it all. (Check out Bernie’s review over on her blog: The Help).

the help movie review at the movies

The Help Movie Information

the help movie review poster

Based on one of the most talked about books in years and a #1 New York Times best-selling phenomenon, “The Help” stars Emma Stone as Skeeter, Academy Award®–nominated Viola Davis as Aibileen and Octavia Spencer as Minny—three very different, extraordinary women in Mississippi during the 1960s, who build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project that breaks societal rules and puts them all at risk.

From their improbable alliance a remarkable sisterhood emerges, instilling all of them with the courage to transcend the lines that define them, and the realization that sometimes those lines are made to be crossed—even if it means bringing everyone in town face-to-face with the changing times.

The Help Movie — My Review

It’s a movie that moves you. It’s full of courage, friendship, discovery, injustice, desperate housewives, social power, etiquette, fried chicken, pretty frocks, hot pants and a lot of sass. 

One can’t help but love the feminine fashion of the 1960’s. The use of interesting textiles and colours in the movie is a feast for the eyes.

the help movie review 1960s fashion

I adored, believed and warmed to the unlikely friendship that formed between these three women; the actors delivered gorgeous performances.

the help movie review friendship

It starts with one girl’s dream to write, and how her motivation to follow her passion opens her eyes to what was going on around her town. This girl, Skeeter, unlocks the voice of truth for many women who are oppressed by injustice and social inequality. But it proves to be dangerous work. Very dangerous.

the help movie review emma stone

After the Movie

It’s one of those movies — like Driving Miss Daisy and The Blind Side — that you want to talk about. I went back to Bernie’s house for a cup of tea and had a snuggle with her dogs.

the help movie review after the movie

Put simply: it was a heart-warming, inspiring movie and a wonderful night out. I say, go see it!


I have a double pass (2 tickets) to giveaway. You have to be quick. The first person to comment, wins it!  You just have to live in Australia to enter.


Watch The Help Official Trailer

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  • Reply
    September 22, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    ooooh, could I be the first one? Yes please!!

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    September 23, 2011 at 7:21 am

    It sounds great. I loved Driving Miss Daisy and The Blind Side too!

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    September 23, 2011 at 8:07 am

    I can’t wait to see this!

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    September 23, 2011 at 10:17 am

    Thank you so much! What a great end to the week!

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    September 26, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    I went on a bestie date with one of my oldest and dearest friends on Saturday night, and we finished the night at the movies watching The Help. I LOVED it! I love the costumes, the era, the characters, the storyline, the funny bits and the sad parts. I’m not ashamed to share that I laughed lots and even shed a few tears 🙂
    Fantastic movie. Go and see it if you can!

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      Kelly Be A Fun Mum
      September 27, 2011 at 7:04 am

      We laughed a lot too, and I had to hold back the tears quite a few times.

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