Home Video Review - The Help

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Home Video Review - The Help
Oscar winner and patented weepie arrives on DVD and Blu-ray.
Based on the best selling novel by Kathryn Stockett, The Help is a period parable about a young journalist (Emma Stone) who sets out to write an expose of the lives of the black house servants working in Mississippi in the 1960s.



For all its Disney trappings, The Help is a sometimes horrifying glimpse of the shameful activities of the very recent past. The tone may be designed to make audience members openly week but the subject matter is worth bringing to the attention of the public.

Emma Stone is a delight, as always, and the rest of the cast does a solid job, but its Viola Davis who takes the acting honours as a servant forced to care for other people children in the wake of her own child’s death. It's a shame she wasn't honoured at the Oscars in February, with the Best Actress award going to Meryl Streepfor The Iron Lady, but supporting player Octavia Spencer did manage to pick up a gong.

The Help is PG-13 powerful, funny, heart warming and well worth a look on home video.

Extras: Deleted scenes, two featurettes and a music video


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