If you think you know what it was like to be black in America in Martin Luther King’s days, you will very likely have a whole new perception after watching The Help. You will most certainly have a whole new appreciation for the valiant character of The Help in hard, unfair and demeaning circumstances where caring for the children of certain prejudiced, cruel and sometimes negligent parents who employed them often overshadowed their own needs and overruled their own desires.
In The Help a young woman (Emma Stone) who had been raised by one such caring nanny becomes interested in journalism and with the help of two black maids (Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer) she determines to tell their story in a book called The Help, which stirs the conscience of a nation while rattling her city to its foundations, especially rattling a certain very prejudiced employer, played by Jessica Chastain; nannies get fired, and children cry after them.
This movie adds humor to a serious history lesson; and my thoughts are that many of those same children, who were taught to believe in themselves and were cared for by The Help, grew up to become champions for their cause and ultimately for the case against discrimination. (Ephesians 6:7-8) Hallelujah! ♥