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Paul Pioneer Press said about the film: "Some adaptations find a fresh, cinematic way to convey a book's spirit but The Help doesn't. Celia's comeuppance doesn't have much to do with the main story, but it gets a lot of big laughs. None of the black people do. We don't always go to the movies for searing truth, but more often for reassurance: Yes, racism is vile and cruel, but hey, not all white people are bad. Scenes set at the Jackson Journal office were shot in Clarksdale at the building which formerly housed the Clarksdale Press Register for 40 years until April Presenting itself as the story of how African-American maids in the South viewed their employers during Jim Crow days, it is equally the story of how they empowered a young white woman to write a best-seller about them, and how that book transformed the author's mother. I felt like Skeeter and I were learning at the same time. I felt compelled to be so grateful for my life today and all the opportunities I have, and I think that's what made The Help even more meaningful to be a part of. This just happened. She didn't have the opportunity to live out her gifts. It's the saga of being a woman of color in those days and knowing there were no choices for you.

Spencer inspired the character of Minny in Stockett's novel and voiced her in the audiobook version. Both are maids.

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Kathryn and I like to refer to the women who raised us as our co-mothers. It's very entertaining. Brunson Green of Harbinger Productions also co-produced. Celia doesn't listen to Minny's counsel, however, when she attends a big local charity event for, yes, Hungry African Children , and the event provides the movie's comic centerpiece. In order to convince producers to shoot in Greenwood, Tate Taylor and others had previously come to the town and scouted out locations; at his first meeting with DreamWorks executives, he presented them with a photo album of potential filming spots in the area. This was the longest uninterrupted streak since The Sixth Sense 35 days , which was also a late summer release, in Advertisement The story, based on Kathryn Stockett's best-seller, focuses on Skeeter Phelan Emma Stone , a recent college graduate who comes home and finds she doesn't fit in so easily. I was drawn into the characters and quite moved, even though all the while I was aware it was a feel-good fable, a story that deals with pain but doesn't care to be that painful. Octavia Spencer portrays Minny. Kathryn and I weren't quite raised like the characters in the book, because we were raised in the '70s. That seems so foreign to us now—a generation where everyone wants to make his or her mark. In the dog days of August moviegoing, that's a powerful recommendation. Mine was Carol Lee and hers was Demetrie.

Jones concluded by saying that "The Association of Black Women Historians finds it unacceptable for either this book or this film to strip black women's lives of historical accuracy for the sake of entertainment.

Skeeter convinces Aibileen and then Minny to speak frankly with her, sharing their stories, and as the book develops so does her insight and anger.

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Jones concluded by saying that "The Association of Black Women Historians finds it unacceptable for either this book or this film to strip black women's lives of historical accuracy for the sake of entertainment. In order to convince producers to shoot in Greenwood, Tate Taylor and others had previously come to the town and scouted out locations; at his first meeting with DreamWorks executives, he presented them with a photo album of potential filming spots in the area. That seems so foreign to us now—a generation where everyone wants to make his or her mark. A somber subplot involves the mystery of why Skeeter's beloved nanny, who worked for the family for 29 years, disappeared while Skeeter was away at school. Mine was Carol Lee and hers was Demetrie. It had sharper edges than "The Help. Darcy Pattison's "11 Ways to Ruin a Photograph" won "The Help" Children's Story Contest with her story about a tenacious young girl who refuses to take a good photograph while her father is away "soldiering". The only thing that would make me feel better right now is if I could go meet with Demetrie'—the woman who worked for her family for 32 years.

She is very good at it, and genuinely gives them her love, although when they grow up they have an inexorable tendency to turn into their mothers. It was one of the most special things I'd read in a long time.

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She said, 'You know what's weird? A case manager for patients with HIV, Islas-Hooker was consistently inspired by one special individual who never gave up the fight to live.

Jones, the national director of the Association of Black Women Historiansreleased an open statement criticizing the film, stating "[d]espite efforts to market the book and the film as a progressive story of triumph over racial injustice, The Help distorts, ignores, and trivializes the experiences of black domestic workers.

Stone learned plenty about their lives in preparing for the role, in reading the best-selling Kathryn Stockett novel upon which the film is based, and through conversations with co-stars Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer, who play two of the maids—"the help"—in the movie. It shone light on this period in history that I knew remarkably little about.

I was moved by the truth of the story, about these unlikely women coming together to create change in Mississippi in It was just understood that they would live the lives of their grandmothers and mothers.

Celia doesn't listen to Minny's counsel, however, when she attends a big local charity event for, yes, Hungry African Childrenand the event provides the movie's comic centerpiece.

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