Wednesday, 19 October 2011

The Help (2011)

A privileged white woman with a college degree returns home, plans to write a book about the lives of her town's black housemaids.
It's a feel-good Oscar bait film about the civil rights era which manages to sugarcoat the worst injustices and violence in that period.

You may have objections to the lazy writing, which resurrects an army of stereotypes like sassy African-American nannies who spout homespun truths...

Read my full review at Fridae, first published on 19 October 2011.

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