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Geelong Advertiser - TV Guide - - MOVIES -

SEVEN, Fri­day, 8.30pm, M ( 2011)

Kathryn Stock­ett’s best- sell­ing book is the plat­form for this mov­ing work set in 1960s Mis­sis­sippi. Di­rected by Tate Tay­lor, the story is based on the lives of three women from very dif­fer­ent back­grounds who break all so­ci­etal rules to start a se­cret writ­ing project, bond­ing them as friends for­ever. With pow­er­ful per­for­mances from Emma Stone, Vi­ola Davis and Oc­tavia Spencer as the un­likely sis­ter­hood, the courageous char­ac­ters de­liver a punchy state­ment about the Civil Rights era by coun­ter­ing the prom­i­nent racial di­vide with strength, hu­mour and hope. Stone de­serves spe­cial men­tion as so­ci­ety girl and un­wit­ting rev­o­lu­tion­ary Skeeter.

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