"The Help"

  • ChilaxinJOCK0...

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    Dec 23, 2011 6:14 AM GMT
    I'm sure someone made a post about this movie back in August when it came out. I actually watched it last night for the first time and I thought it was an incredible movie. Theres no question this movie will be nominated for, and hopefully win, a lot of Oscar awards.

    Anyone else like this film?

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    Dec 23, 2011 6:28 AM GMT
    Can't wait to see it Chilllaaaaxan.
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    Dec 23, 2011 6:33 AM GMT
    It looks so damn good, I wanna see it asap.
  • ChilaxinJOCK0...

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    Dec 23, 2011 6:41 AM GMT
    yea, it didnt catch my eye enough to see in the theaters for some reason. But I got really bored last night and went to the redbox and figured eeeh what the hell. I didnt expect much, but I am so glad I rented that. One of those most uplifting movies I ever seen.....

    def gonna laugh a lot and possibly open up the floodgates a bit too lol icon_redface.gif

    And if youre into history, like I am (nerd), its reeaaally interesting to see life thru a certain group of ppls eyes in that time period in the Deep South
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    Dec 23, 2011 7:12 AM GMT
    It's a shitty movie with the same message as "Radio", "The Blind Side", and "Avatar".
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    Dec 23, 2011 7:47 AM GMT
    Chattman91 saidIt's a shitty movie with the same message as "Radio", "The Blind Side", and "Avatar".
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    Dec 23, 2011 1:11 PM GMT
    THERE'S A MOVIE?!?!

    I've read the book and I loved it. Minny is extremly funny and Aibileen and Skeeter are so brave. It's never been in the cinema here -.-
    Can't wait to see it
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    Dec 23, 2011 1:11 PM GMT
    everytime I try to get it from Redbox, it's gone. Pisses me off.
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    Dec 23, 2011 1:45 PM GMT
    Excellent movie.
  • BlueHornet

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    Dec 23, 2011 1:46 PM GMT
    I really want to see it! I love Emma Stone.
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    Dec 23, 2011 1:57 PM GMT
    I read the book when a friend of mine recommended it. She had told me for months to read it and I was lke, "blah blah blah... chick book.... blah blah" but when I finally read, I DEVOURED it. It was excellent.

    So I didn't want to see the movie because the movie is hardly ever as good as the book. It is good to hear that the movie is good and I will watch it soon.
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    Dec 23, 2011 1:59 PM GMT
    Chattman91 saidIt's a shitty movie with the same message as "Radio", "The Blind Side", and "Avatar".


    LOL, Avatar? That's so random.

    What you're referring to (I think - who the hell knows!) is the Hollywood archetype of the "magic negro" which is predominant in the works of Stephen King (The Shining, The Green Mile, etc) and other movies like The Legend of Baggar Vance. I believe the phrase was coined by Spike Lee (or he popularized it), and it refers to African-American characters who appear out of nowhere to help the white protagonists, often with magical or larger-than-life abilities. They typically die or disappear at the end.

    Sorry, but The Help is not one of those movies. The African-Americans in the movie are rich, well-rounded characters with fully developed backgrounds, and the plotlines of the movies follow them more than the white characters. (If anything, some of the white characters in The Help are relegated to broad stereotypes.) To suggest that the African-Americans in The Help are props to shore-up the white characters simply because they work for them belies both a lack of analytical thinking and knowledge of history.

    PS: Yeh, Radio and The Blind Side both fucking suck.
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    Dec 23, 2011 2:16 PM GMT
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    Chattman91 saidIt's a shitty movie with the same message as "Radio", "The Blind Side", and "Avatar".


    LOL, Avatar? That's so random.

    What you're referring to (I think - who the hell knows!) is the Hollywood archetype of the "magic negro" which is predominant in the works of Stephen King (The Shining, The Green Mile, etc) and other movies like The Legend of Baggar Vance. I believe the phrase was coined by Spike Lee (or he popularized it), and it refers to African-American characters who appear out of nowhere to help the white protagonists, often with magical or larger-than-life abilities. They typically die or disappear at the end.

    Sorry, but The Help is not one of those movies. The African-Americans in the movie are rich, well-rounded characters with fully developed backgrounds, and the plotlines of the movies follow them more than the white characters. (If anything, some of the white characters in The Help are relegated to broad stereotypes.) To suggest that the African-Americans in The Help are props to shore-up the white characters simply because they work for them belies both a lack of analytical thinking and knowledge of history.

    PS: Yeh, Radio and The Blind Side both fucking suck.


    The name of the book and the movie is "The Help".... that might be a clue that the main characters are the African-American women who lived under oppressive circumstances and whose story has never been adequately told.
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    Dec 23, 2011 2:17 PM GMT
    Reading it
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    Dec 23, 2011 2:18 PM GMT
    Absolutely loved it!
  • ChilaxinJOCK0...

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    Dec 23, 2011 4:30 PM GMT
    BlueHornet saidI really want to see it! I love Emma Stone.


    I love her too, and Viola Davis is an incredible actress, I love her in everything she is in.

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    Dec 23, 2011 4:49 PM GMT
    I loved it too!
  • rafiki87

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    Dec 23, 2011 4:53 PM GMT
    Anduru said
    Chattman91 saidIt's a shitty movie with the same message as "Radio", "The Blind Side", and "Avatar".
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    LOVE how you managed to work michelle obama in to this


    and i loved the movie too... minnie's chocolate pie was just to die foricon_twisted.gif
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    Dec 23, 2011 5:00 PM GMT
    i dont think this is an oscar worthy movie but this there aren't many tough competitors this year...

    movies like the hurt locker was an oscar worthy winner
  • TDSmoove

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    Dec 29, 2011 7:59 PM GMT
    Didn't expect to enjoy this movie but was pleasantly surprised. Had me laughing, pissed, clapping, crying, and extremely proud all in the same movie.
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    Dec 29, 2011 8:03 PM GMT
    Love the "pie" scene. Best line in the entire movie!
  • HopefulMuscle

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    Dec 29, 2011 8:04 PM GMT
    I liked the running (SPOILER ALERT) "pie" joke throughout the second half of the movie.
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    Dec 29, 2011 8:23 PM GMT
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  • RSportsguy

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    Dec 29, 2011 8:29 PM GMT
    I really enjoyed this movie too! The cast was stellar! Great supporting roles for Sissy Spacek and Allison Janney!!
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    Dec 29, 2011 9:15 PM GMT
    Chattman91 saidIt's a shitty movie with the same message as "Radio", "The Blind Side", and "Avatar".



    Read the book! I have it here. I was impressed enough to write the author.

    Phenomenal.
    The movie focuses more on the funny, but there parts in the book that either made me very very angry or made me cry.

    -Doug