Oscar Madness: The Help

Oscar Madness continues as we desperately attempt watching all 9 Best Picture nominees. Third off our list was The Help.

It’s also been nominated for 3 other awards: Best Actress and 2 Best Supporting Actress.

The Help is an inspirational, courageous and empowering story about very different, extraordinary women in the 1960s South who build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project — one that breaks society’s rules and puts them all at risk. Filled with poignancy, humor and hope — The Help is a timeless, universal and triumphant story about the ability to create change.

(Synopsis from here)

It was gut wrenching to watch the daily goings on of life in Mississippi during the Civil Rights movements. I admit I’ve not read the book yet, it is on my list though and I have incredibly high expectations after seeing the movie. It wasn’t a complete downer several scenes had us in stitches and others near tears. We’d recommend watching, with a slice of chocolate pie.

This too will be in our collection. We’ve got some serious movie shopping to do!

Have you seen this movie? What were your thoughts?

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