Monday, December 12, 2011
On Saturday night, Sharon and I watched The Help as an HD rental on the AppleTv. Both of us had read the book.
The film does a very nice job with the casting. The characters in the film seem very true to the characters of the novel. Additionally, all of the central actors deliver good performances.
Although Sharon enjoyed it more than I did, the movie is a solid adaption of a very good book. Like many adaptions of novels, the movie picks and chooses parts of the film to include. There were some parts of the book that I felt were significant that the screenplay left out. From my prespective, the end result was a movie that was a little softer with more rounded edges than the book.