Monday, July 9, 2012

The Help

My Thoughts:

-    Those white ladies are snobs!!  It makes me sad that there are real people like that.

-    They wore wigs in the 50s?

-    Minny cracks me up!  She is hilarious!!  I feel bad for her though.  A crappy job and an abusive husband would be horrible!  I'm glad she got to work for Celia. 

-    Celia was funny.  She was so dumb, but at least she was nice.  She probably worked harder than any of the other ladies! 

-    I really liked Skeeter.  She was a great character, and Emma Stone did a wonderful job.

-    I am never going to eat chocolate pie again.  EW!

-    I can't imagine letting someone else raise my child.  It would take all the joy out of family life.  Why have kids if you are only going to pick them up once a day, if that?!?!?  I felt bad for the kids in the movie.

-    I really enjoyed the movie, it was well done, and it was really heart felt.  I liked the messages of the story as well, especially that doing the right thing takes courage sometimes.  I loved that.

-    I couldn't understand some of the dialogue.  They either mumbled or I had to have my hubby interpret for me.  I have a hard time understanding Southern accents sometimes. 

-    I laughed, I cried, it was a great movie!  I'm excited to read the book!

Tyson's Thought:

-    I learned a lot about Crisco, loved the surprise pie, and I'm hungry for fried chicken.

Hubby's Thought:

-    It was very good, and also made me want to eat fried chicken.


  1. I haven't read the book or seen the movie yet. Have you read the book? If so, how do you think the movie compared to the book?

    1. I haven't read the book yet, but I got it from the library, so I'm going to read it in the next week or so. I'm excited!

  2. I read the book first, but I thought the movie was really faithful to it. Minnie is so funny in both!
    And I seriously have the same problem with Southern accents (and British ones, but that's a totally different story...) Hope you like the book!

  3. I really wish I had read the book BEFORE the movie, because I felt like I knew everything when I read the book and all the surprise was gone. But I thought both were FABULOUS! Hope you love the book!