The other night my husband I rented, yes rented from the local video store, The Help. I've always loved Civil Rights and race movies (Remember the Titans, etc.). I quite enjoyed how the The Help portrayed the domestic/women's side of things during the era. I've never looked at the situation in that light, so it was quite enlightening and refreshing. Although parts of the film were kind of melodramatic, I loved how it portrayed the potential cattiness of women, yet showed we all struggle and want to fit in, too. We just don't know what people are going through.
I could have done without the language, but just had to keep thinking back to my Ricks days when the Idaho farm boys used one of those words like it wasn't a cuss word! Not that I should be justifying it.
So, if you haven't seen it and want a good women's perspective of an era, The Help a great movie; just plug your ears. ;) The movie could only have been better had it actually been based on a real story.