Based on one of the most talked about books in years and a #1 New York Times best-selling phenomenon, The Help stars Emma Stone (“Easy A”) as Skeeter, Academy Award®–nominated Viola Davis (“Doubt”) as Aibileen and Octavia Spencer as Minny—three very different, extraordinary women in Mississippi during the 1960s, who build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project that breaks societal rules and puts them all at risk. From their improbable alliance a remarkable sisterhood emerges, instilling all of them with the courage to transcend the lines that define them, and the realization that sometimes those lines are made to be crossed—even if it means bringing everyone in town face-to-face with the changing times.
I was invited to a private screening of this movie earlier this week. The movie went well beyond my expectations. It revisits the troubled times during the early 1960s and tells a highly provocative and inspiring story with poignancy, humor and unique perspectives. I couldn't help shedding tears at various places. The movie kept my full attention from beginning to end. I will definitely add it to my collection when the movie becomes available on DVD.
Hope you'll get a chance to watch the movie in theater. You will automatically be entered into a drawing to win $1500 cash and a daily drawing for a chance to win 1 of 175 limited edition tote bags, if you purchase a movie ticket for The Help by 8/28/11 via Fandango using the promo code 081011.
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The producer of The Help has generously offered to give one of my lucky readers an exclusive prize pack, including the following:
- THE HELP t-shirt in adult female sizes of S, M, L, XL
- THE HELP pocket jotter & pen
- THE HELP fan
- THE HELP nail file/mirror
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Disclosure: I was provided with a free movie screening. No monetary exchange took place. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.