The help

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    May 14, 2012 11:17 AM GMT
    What did you guys think of the movie the help I personally think its hilarious, liked it a lot. So next time when you treat someone bad you better know what you eating hahaha lmffao!!!! This movie is definitely for all the people who have to take other peoples shit and say nothing love IT!!!! EAT MY SHIT lmao
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    May 14, 2012 3:12 PM GMT
    #BeNiceToWaiters

    I can't fathom being an out-an-out ass to server staff or other folks who have direct interaction with my food.

    And being originally from a working class background myself, I find that sort of douchebaggery as a reflection on the parentage of the douchebags that treat their help like shit.

    Wealth does not always beget classiness.


    That said, if a server is realllly lacking in his job, I'll not say much to him about it (unless it is some over-the-top misbehaviour) but it will impact the tip I leave.
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    May 14, 2012 9:22 PM GMT
    oh this thread is gonna be fun.....Especially when all the black people show up. *gets popcorn*
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    May 15, 2012 6:24 AM GMT
    I think I'm refusing to see it for some reason. Something about the misrepresentation of black house workers in that era and I'm just tired of mammies and white saviors.
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    May 15, 2012 6:30 AM GMT
    ineedausername saidI think I'm refusing to see it for some reason. Something about the misrepresentation of black house workers in that era and I'm just tired of mammies and white saviors.


    ^^^
    Yes, I regret renting it against my better judgement.
    Still haven't seen that Sandra Bullock "White Savior" movie, nor will I.
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    May 15, 2012 6:41 AM GMT
    DEKIRUMAN saidoh this thread is gonna be fun.....Especially when all the black people show up. *gets popcorn*
    You're supposed to have a black man get your popcorn for you. Din't yo momma learn you nuthin?
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    May 15, 2012 7:17 AM GMT
    I never have sex with the help.. it's just not done. Unless they're a sex slave/houseman. Then it's alright and agreed upon. Though I do favor waiters in sexy tailor outfits/suits, bartenders in the sexiest underwear, and any other servicemen I'm paying for to be a bit on the flirty sexy low cleavage sign...

    and you with the eyes on me, yes you, finish studying and go to bed!
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    May 15, 2012 7:32 AM GMT
    It was alright.. just another Hollywood film where Hollywood gets together and makes a "Southern white people can be evil, ridiculous, funny, petty, racist and cruel human beings" film. It was glorified Lifetime movie.. i felt as if i was indeed developing ovaries half way in..and i ended the film not wanting to touch white dick for at least a whole two weeks. "those people are awful"

    At the end of the day it was just flat 2 dimensional entertainment with a some self congratulatory racial unity bullshit. And i'd watch it again while shredding papers or doing taxes.
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    May 15, 2012 2:49 PM GMT
    The Help is a film put together by a fellow Stanford alum - Jeff Skoll - and the company he created, Participant Media. Skoll was the first president of eBay, and he started a film-production company to bring about social change. Participant Media has received 22 Academy Award nominations and put together other films, including An Inconvenient Truth; The Cove; Waiting for Superman; North Country; The World According to Sesame Street; Good Night and Good Luck and Charlie Wilson's War. The Help was the only one of the nine 2011 best-picture nominees to gross over $100 million in the U.S.
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    May 21, 2012 11:55 AM GMT
    Its just a movie people you either like it or you don't, it was refreshingly funny and uplifting!!! And that's way I love it so much and way it deserve so many nominations.

    If it all of a sudden awoke some sort of hatred to a certain race then .... That hatred was already there or not!
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    May 21, 2012 2:34 PM GMT
    It was a good movie. Predictable and preachy but still good. Although I get a little tired of film after film that seems to try and make white people feel guilt for something that happened before they were born. That being said, it wasn't as extreme as some films set in the slavery days. I would recommend it.
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    May 21, 2012 3:13 PM GMT

    I read the book, which I didn't find funny at all. I recommend it, and wrote the author.

    'Dear Kathryn,

    Thank you for a thoroughly profound and delightful read!

    Looking at that sentence, delightful seems like an odd description, in the face of the poignant sadness and often angry surges at injustice I felt while reading The Help, but my over-all feeling, after finishing your novel is in fact delight.

    In the last pages, under ‘Too Little, Too Late’, you wrote,
    “In The Help there is one line I truly prize:” and quote it.

    If I may, here is mine:

    “Ugly live up on the inside. Ugly be a hurtful, mean person. Is you one a them peoples?”

    Spoken at that moment in the story, from a much subjugated person to a child wrestling with issues of self esteem brought on by pressures of her social environment, the words are as large as life and burn with a pure and simple fire.

    I was greatly moved and kept returning to that small passage to re-read it.

    I hope this letter finds you well and happy, and look forward to your next creative work!


    With warmest and kindest regards,

    Doug'
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    May 21, 2012 7:17 PM GMT
    love the whole cast
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    May 23, 2012 7:16 PM GMT
    I liked the movie. Twice.