March 30, 2017

Emma Stone, Viola Davis tackle Civil Rights in “The Help” trailer


By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: As moviegoers prepare for this weekend’s literary adaptation of “Water for Elephants,” Hollywood begins teasing another anticipated film that’s based on a best-selling book.

Tate Taylor will direct Emma Stone, Bryce Dallas Howard, Viola Davis, Allison Janney and Sissy Spacek in “The Help,” a timeless story pulled from Kathryn Stockett’s book about the shrinking cultural divide between Southern belles in the 1960s and their African-American help. Stone plays an aspiring journalist who puts herself in the thick of the Civil Rights Movement to try and make a difference.

The latest trailer makes “The Help” look like inspirational and comical. Hopefully Taylor knows when to lean on one to enhance the other. To get a look, click the player below.

“The Help” will be in theaters on Aug. 12.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_yiv4jqW_0

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Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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