Not sure about this one. Viola Davis, Emma Stone and Jessica Chastain are perfect as always but they cannot help this story which is full on 'I am a white hero, imma help you with that, your poor black fella' themed. I wonder how the whole housewife situation is not addressed at all too.
It's got its moments, and for some of its running time, it is even admirable in not shirking from the genuine resentment felt by its African-American characters. That is all squandered in the final act though, as a resolution that is not the film's (or the author's) to tell is cobbled together. Ultimately, highly disingenuous and the rise of Trump has discredited it even further.
The Help? More like "help me watch this movie" AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAxdAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
Nothing pretentious, but agreeable. I just enjoyed it, mostly the comic parts; it lacks deepening when it comes to engaging seriously on the Afro-American civil rights issue. Davies & Spencer offer a great acting. Stone's performance is still immature and has still few years head to work and demonstrate her growth and talent.