The Help – featurette

I have to admit I hadn’t heard of The Help, not the book or the film, before receiving an email yesterday with a link to the featurette. It’s being brought to you by Dreamworks, which is a plus already, but the incredible story behind this film is so moving and inspiring that I just had to share it with you.


Watching that featurette literally gave me goosebumps. I wanted to jump back in time and team up with Skeeter to share Minny’s story. While  I wait for this incredible movie to hit the big screen I’m going to race to my library and grab the book from the shelf before anyone else has the chance.  I can’t wait to get lost in the pages of this story and then see it brought to life as a motion picture.


Based on one of the most talked about books in years and a #1 New York Times best-selling phenomenon,  “The Help” stars Emma Stone (“Easy A”) as Skeeter, Academy Award®–nominated Viola Davis (“Doubt”) as Aibileen and Octavia Spencer as Minny—three very different, extraordinary women in Mississippi during the 1960s,  who build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project that breaks societal rules and puts them all at risk. From their improbable alliance a remarkable sisterhood emerges, instilling all of them with the courage to transcend the lines that define them, and the realization that sometimes those lines are made to be crossed—even if it means bringing everyone in town face-to-face with the changing times.

Deeply moving, filled with poignancy, humor and hope, “The Help” is a timeless and universal story about the ability to create change.


  1. The Help – A book review « cathy herard says:

    […] I hadn’t even heard of The Help until I recently received an email regarding the upcoming movie release. Once I viewed the featurette I immediately rushed to my local library and checked out the book. […]

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