The Help is an uplifting new movie about friendship and race that takes place in Mississippi in the 1960s.
The movie is based on the 2009 book The Help by Kathryn Stockett and now, it is finally coming to life on the big screen.
The Help is a powerful film with an all-star cast that you have to see when it arrives in theaters this Wednesday.
GlobalGrind: You have to stress how important this movie is. Explain why this film is such a big deal.
Octavia: I think this movie is a big deal because I feel like it is the first time that this story has been told from this perspective. Yes, we’ve seen a lot of African-American maids from the dawn of time, but never have you heard our side of the story. I think it’s important beyond that, because I think it transcends race and it talks about the humanity with these characters.
Jessica: I had seen a lot of films about the Civil Rights Movement and this is the very first time that the light has been shown on this group of women. And I think it’s important for everyone to see that and I think we learn about ourselves through what happened in history and we should continue to look at ourselves today and wonder if we’ve made enough progress.
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