The Help has quickly become the little engine that could of drama films. It is practically unheard of for this type of movie to even reach number one at the box office let alone twice in a row. (It was number two in it’s first weekend)
The Help is a racial-charged look at African-American maids in the South’s Jackson, Mississippi in the early 60’s from the point of view of a disheartened outcast of a writer, played by Emma Stone.
Originally released as a controversial book by Kathryn Stockett in 2009, it wasn’t long before it was written for the screen and turned into its own controversial movie starring Viola Davis, Jessica Chastain, Allison Janney and a treacherous Bryce Dallas Howard.