| Monday, August 15, 2011
- Tate Taylor
- Mohamed Khalaf Al-Mazrouei, Tate Taylor, Nate Berkus, Jennifer Blum
- Screenplay: Tate Taylor – Novel: Kathryn Stockett
- Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Octavia Spencer, Jessica Chastain, Ahna O'Reilly, Allison Janney
- Dreamworks, Participant Media
- Drama, Comedy
Period pieces are an interesting type of film, requiring the environments, actors and even the attitudes to appear as they did back in the day. While I can’t confirm the accuracy of The Help, the story of three women who compile a book of stories recalled by black housekeepers to expose ingrained racism in Jackson, Mississippi in the 1960s, I can say that it’s powerful, upsetting, uplifting, oftentimes hilarious, and downright brilliant. It hits the mark on all counts, and the acting was magnificent. With so much going for it, I am happily willing to call this film Oscar worthy.