RE­VIEW

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - Movies -

THE HELP (M)

★★★★■

Di­rec­tor: Tate Tay­lor ( Pretty

Ugly Peo­ple)

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

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