Life is just not fair.
We all know it and yet, one way or the other, we all have hope. And, as I wrote before, hope is just the great deceiver.
The Help is a movie about life, in all its unfairness. It's a movie about coping with the outcomes of things one cannot control. And yet one always seems to somehow try to make a bit of a difference. To somehow try to have it a bit better. But it is also a movie about courage; about those who dare, even if in danger.
Yes, The Help is a movie about unfairness, hope and courage. But it is also a movie about rage. It reminds me of the anger I feel when reading the Russian authors depicting the Russian society in the 19 century. Though it is about the American society in the 60's. But this anger of recognising how people can be so cruel to each other persists. This is why The Help is also a movie about today. How, in one way or the other, people are always so cruel to each other.
The Help is not a superb movie, but I would most advise people to watch it because it shakes up the insides. And that's important, because maybe only non-violent rage can change things...
[The help, D. Tate Taylor]