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Have you seen the movie "The Help"? If so, what did you think? Did you like it? Dislike it?

Mark In Irvine 2011/11/27 18:57:09
I saw it last night with some friends at our local "bargain" movie theater. I'm classifying this question as "News and Politics" because the movie is as about the treatment the maids received in the pre-Civil Rights Act southern USA.


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  • Jason Krajniak 2011/12/27 18:39:31
    Jason Krajniak
    +1
    Haven't seen it
  • Blonde Rebellion 2011/12/14 17:09:03
    Blonde Rebellion
    +1
    I have,and Ioved it!It's hard to find a new good movie..
  • LB 2011/12/04 00:10:12
    LB
    +1
    I loved it. I need to watch it again.
  • Latti Ice Ganga Gangsta of ... 2011/11/28 17:35:01
    Latti Ice Ganga Gangsta of PHAET
    +1
    The movie was pretty good, I enjoyed the actresses/actors and overall I would give it an 8.
  • Melizmatic 2011/11/28 17:32:03
    Melizmatic
    +2
    I quite liked it, although it did fail to address other certain aspects that were prevalent during that era, such as the sexual harassment that many domestic servants of color endured.

    But nothing's perfect.
  • Tropiceagle33 2011/11/28 13:58:15
    Tropiceagle33
    +2
    Yes, I did like it, it was somewhat emotionally painful
  • wtxwoman 2011/11/28 04:39:59
    wtxwoman
    +1
    Read the book first and that sort of ruined the movie, book much better.
  • Neon Secrets 2011/11/28 02:23:49
  • Katie 2011/11/27 23:46:13
    Katie
    +1
    Ehh, I liked it...up until the end. They left some lose strings, that i wanted to be resolved. It wasn't that good of an ending for me.
  • Blair C 2011/11/27 23:02:00
    Blair C
    +2
    I've seen it and I loved it, especially the pie part ;)
  • Mark In... Blair C 2011/11/27 23:05:05
    Mark In Irvine
    +1
    this was hilarious!!!
  • Latti I... Blair C 2011/11/28 17:33:53
    Latti Ice Ganga Gangsta of PHAET
    LOL, best scene of the movie in my humble opinion.
  • CuresCancer 2011/11/27 22:38:02
    CuresCancer
    +1
    The movie reminds me of the time Al Sharpton hosted SNL. He was in a skit that took place in a hotel setting probably in the 1930's. It wasn't funny. Rather it was a peek into Sharpton's brain...the scene is where he lives in the year 2011.

    Sharpton lives in a world of slights. It's how he views the world. So when Tawana Brawley spread poop on her face and falsely claimed she was raped by white men, Sharpton believes it.
  • Mark In... CuresCa... 2011/11/27 22:54:31 (edited)
    Mark In Irvine
    +1
    I don't recall seeing the SNL bit you mention ...

    can you give more explanation of how (and what in) the movie reminds you of this Sharpton incident you describe?
  • CuresCa... Mark In... 2011/11/28 01:11:26
    CuresCancer
    +1
    Based on the reviews here, the movie is a stereotype of bad times from a bygone era (thank goodness): Whites are bad. men are bad. Perfect for today's Hollywood ethos where movies in support of mercy killing or abortion are likely to win Oscars.
  • Mark In... CuresCa... 2011/11/28 01:26:27
    Mark In Irvine
    +1
    i wouldn't say it was "stereotyped" ... read:

    The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation - http://www.amazon.com/Race-Be...

    Simple Justice: The History of Brown v. Board of Education and Black America's Struggle for Equality - http://www.amazon.com/Simple-...

    What is in the movie is a pretty accurate depiction of the time.
  • Mark In... CuresCa... 2011/11/28 06:28:51
    Mark In Irvine
    +1
    racism is alive and well in the USA today ... and i fear that it will be for a long long time ...
  • Melizmatic Mark In... 2011/11/28 17:34:13
    Melizmatic
    The willfully blind will not see.

    Many people prefer to just pretend that part of American history never even happened; its just a figment in the minds of people playing 'race cards.'
  • CuresCa... Melizmatic 2011/12/03 21:42:15
    CuresCancer
    Like I said, the vast majority of racism today is practiced by African Americans.
  • Mark In... CuresCa... 2011/12/03 21:50:13
    Mark In Irvine
    +1
    that's your opinion ... i think it's practiced by people who "think" like you do
  • Melizmatic CuresCa... 2011/12/04 00:07:40 (edited)
  • CuresCa... Mark In... 2011/12/03 21:41:23
    CuresCancer
    99% of the racism is coming from African Americans these days. They even discriminate based on shades of blackness.

    Many AA's have overcome racist attitudes but far too many have not. There is even discrimination against "acting white." You don't get much more racist than that.
  • Melizmatic CuresCa... 2011/12/04 00:16:10 (edited)
    Melizmatic
    +1
    Racism is a systematic and covert institution of oppression, denigration and exploitation of one race by another based solely upon the belief of superiority of that race over all others.

    And more than anything it takes POWER to facilitate it.

    While bigotry, prejudice and discrimination are all related tenets of it, they are not the exact same thing.

    But believe whatever you wish; your denial of hundreds of years of documented facts in no way negates reality.

    And yes; take this block personally, but I simply don't waste my time conversing with people who only seek to justify bad behavior.

    Good day.
  • Yuki ~ ♦Lion King of PHÆT♦ 2011/11/27 22:26:43
    Yuki ~ ♦Lion King of PHÆT♦
    +2
    I thought it was amazing-- and, even, perhaps several shades better than the book.
  • Jensola 2011/11/27 21:47:03
    Jensola
    +1
    No, not seen it. Doesn't look my sort of thing.
  • La 2011/11/27 21:43:28
    La
    +1
    I did like it, yes! Very much a woman's movie though. I don't think there was a single "positive" male character in it.
  • Mark In... La 2011/11/27 21:57:53
    Mark In Irvine
    how about the husband of the girl w/the several miscarriages and who couldn't get the snobby chicks to let her into the clique ...
  • La Mark In... 2011/11/28 07:31:07
    La
    Oooh yes, him. The wife was all "he'd be so angry if I hired help behind his back" and then he was nice :)
  • JohnFitzgeral12 2011/11/27 21:29:20
    JohnFitzgeral12
    +1
    It was too predictable to be likeable.

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