Screen shot 2011-06-07 at 8.12.23 AM.pngLast summer, I read one of the best books ever written, “The Help,” a #1 New York Times best-selling phenomenon that has now been turned into a movie. “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.
“The Help” offers a provocative and inspiring look at what happens when a southern town’s unspoken code of rules and behavior is shattered by three courageous women who strike up an unlikely friendship. 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.
Take a look at this featurette from the film which opens August 12 in theaters nationwide and if you haven’t read The Help yet, then what are you waiting for?