Monday, September 19, 2011

The Help


I recently finished reading The Help, a novel about Jackson, Mississippi in the early 1960's, I'm sure you've heard of it. The book swept you up the moment you started reading and was one of those delightful finds that are hard to put down. In fact, I read it in two and a half days. Yup, it was that good. A friend from the Junior League recommended it to me, which was ironic given the role The League itself plays in the book, although I must say, Philadelphia League life is far difference than in Jackson, or at least Jackson in the 1960's. Once I'd finished the novel, I quickly looked for the trailer to the newly-released film and was shockingly disappointed. None of the characters in the previews were anything like I'd pictured them while reading and now I'm not sure if I even want to watch the movie. I'm an avid believer in books always being better than movies, but usually find some enjoyment, but in this case, I'm not sure I will. Have you seen the movie? If so, am I overreacted and should I give it a shot?

xx Molly

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