The Help has joined the elite club of only 15 movies that have received an A+ rating from moviegoers on CinemaScore. Scanning the other movies on that list, I'm pleased to see most of them are movies that I have loved!
Here's a short video where cast members (Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer and Bryce Dallas Howard) answer questions from fans.
Cast members answer questions
Re-post: Katie Couric has an hour-long video feature on The Help including an extensive interview with author Kathryn Stockett. I've been meaning to watch it and hadn't found the time since finishing the book until now. Part of the interview brought tears to my eyes as I'm already sentimental about the book, its topic and how it is shedding light on the ugliness of racism.
This movie has not been without controversy. Some African Americans have been urging people to boycott the film which I'm puzzled by since the book highlights the injustice that they endured back in the 1960s while most of the white characters in the books are shown in a negative light, highlighting their racism and ignorance. After reading the book, I am thankful that we've made progress with racism and equality and fervently hope that we will continue to erase the racism and injustice that still exists today.