Monday, August 15, 2011

Go See "The Help" Movie

Unlike many people, I have not read the book. I only remember Sallye struggling to get through it on our recent vacation. Now I know why. It's a very emotional treatment of a very ugly chapter in American history.

However, Kathryn Stockett's novel translated well to film. It celebrates the courage to inspire change. I enjoyed how it depicted, in a realistic way, how the power of one person with one idea can produce a tipping point for social justice and hope.


jenny said...

There are so many lessons we could learn from the book or movie. As a Mom and teacher, I was touched by how Aibileen tried to counteract the ugliness around Baby Girl with constant love and giving her a positive vision of the future.

If only we were more courageous when we come up against injustice!

Shari said...

Or how Skeeter had the courage to see beyond the lines of color. Even today we are brought of lines of ugliness, this teaches a good lesson, on that being a Christian should be about.

Rusty Peterman said...


Aibileen was Baby Girl's advocate, which is very Jesus-like (John 8). Followers of Jesus follow Jesus.

Rusty Peterman said...


Skeeter did have Jesus-like eyes. Jesus shows us Abba's heart--love people, all of them.

Anonymous said...

I read the book a while back. I am glad that they kept the movie close to the book. It was very good.