THE HELP (M)
Director: Tate Taylor ( Pretty
Stars: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jessica Chastain A fine job from an untenable position LET’S get one thing perfectly straight about The Help before we go any further. It has been made to entertain first and educate second.
Come on now, you should already know racial prejudice in any shape or form is wrong.
If you don’t, well, you’re hardly the target audience for a film about mistreated black housemaids in the American South in the 1960s anyway.
So to wave away The Help because it does not capture the complexities of endemic bigotry is missing the simple motives of