The movie is a roller-coaster ride for me - there were times when I was laughing (Minny's special pie for Hilly?), scared (hearing Minny's voice over the phone during the Leroy's incident?) and of course, touched (by the relationship between Aibileen and the 3-year old Mae Mobley). This adaptation of Kathryn Stockett's novel, centres around a writer who is trying to reveal the stories behind closed doors on the black maids and their masters. Although it is predominantly based on racism in the 1960s, it touches the value of difficult friendships (in the case of Skeeter and the maids) and the courage to stand up on what you believe in.
I feel that being Skeeter is the toughest. It is not easy to have a different point of view from the rest of your peers and being able to stand by them. She could have done what her mum did, just follow along even though she does not agree, but no, she stood by her opinions, even when she knows that she would lose everyone around her. Not an easy choice but at least, her conscience is clear.
I give this movie a 4 out of 5! Worth watching -> better not in the theatre though, get the DVD, it is better to watch at home :) unless you want the cinema-quality popcorn, of course!
Till my next posting, peace to all!