So I finally saw the HELP!
Omaword, LOVED IT!
My only beef with the movie is that my favorite quote from the book was not included. Hmph.
Now just try it with me in your best Ole Miss sorority girl accent, "A Chi Omega never walks with a cigarette in her hand…"
Now how fun was that? Haha, I don't know why I think that is so funny.
Anyhoo, the movie was fabulous, just like the book. I would suggest still reading the book, because you get so much more of each character's stories.
I loved Emma Stone as Skeeter, she is adorable. And how about that shinealator… HA! Dare I say the brazialian blowout of the 1960's? ;)
My favorite character from the book was also my favorite character in the movie. Hands down Miss Celia. Adorable. And hysterical!
Sidenote, I totally want her yellow romper. I am not kidding.
Miss Hilly was plain awful, I wanted to stomp up and down on her snooty little hiney.
Both Minny and Aibaline's characters were spot on, so so good.
And if I haven't convinced you to see the movie just yet, well than allow me to introduce you to my newest crush of man meat.
Hellllllo there Chris Lowell.
I find he bears a strong resemblance to my boyfriend John K, no?
I call five. Back up ladies. ;)
It's just crazy to me to think that these 'social norms' seen in the movie were NOT that long ago. I mean these were our grandparents, raising our parents. My mother grew up having a full time nanny, housekeeper, & gardener etc. Don't get me wrong, my Nana wasn't sittin' around eating bon bon's all day, she was a very hard worker. But that was just what you did back then if you had the means to do so. And she had a big ass house and five kids. I actually met my mom's nanny a few years ago. Jan, she was so sweet. My mom remembers helping her change all the bedding on sheets day, because she thought it was fun to pretend to work in a hotel. Only my mom. HA.
Anyway, I just loved the movie, and loved the book, and it made me really thankful to have been born when I was, and be in my twenties now, and not in 1960. Yeah the poofs, and the pretty dresses are ADORABLE, but I just would have had a hard time not smacking some of those ignorant people (aka Miss Hilly!) Ha ha.
So go see the Help. It does NOT disappoint!