Embracing any kind of patriarchal bigotry is fraught with moral dilemmas, especially for women, and itís why that very dynamic is a really fertile ground from which to stage a tale of redemption and hope. And that empowering message honestly has real historical validity since itís no accident that the feminist movement followed the civil rights movement. The ties of sisterhood that were forged between the women who worked together in homes in those years truly helped to break the patriarchal bondage of racial segregation and then that hope rose and converged into a secondary movement. So, if I get the gist of the novel, I think thatís why women are the focus and strongly agree that that perspective has genuine historical validity as it stands Ė even without taking a wider contextual view which might easily dilute what seems to be the main narrative message of the novel and film. :nod
I saw it at 11:45 on a Tuesday morning and it was difficult to find 3 seats together. Mostly older ladies, but there were a few hubbies along for the show. The group surrounding me had definitely read the book and they all started laughing when Minnie gets off the bus with the pie!
I saw this movie today. Thought it was wonderfully done. Haven't read the book, but surely will do so now. Highly recommended piece of American history.
I saw the movie last weekend, then bought and read the book, and saw the movie again today. It was even BETTER the second time.
I really love it when a movie and a book resonate this much with people. :) :) :)
I finally got to see this tonight. I watched it with the hubby and frankly, he hasn't really liked a movie in a long while. I think the last one he said was really good was Toy Story 3 when we took the little guy to see it. But he watched it, said he really liked it and didn't even poke fun at me when I cried, which he usually does. And really, I broke down when Skeeters mother was finally telling her the truth about Constantine. I was crying buckets. It just broke my heart...especially when she was standing there with her hands on the door, looking in. I'm tearing up right now just thinking about that scene. Wow.
I have the book but haven't read it yet. I'm going to move it up my list, for sure. This film brought out so many emotions....joy, amusement, sadness, heartbreak, hope, despair, anger......From Emma Stone to Sissy Spacek...the cast was terrific.
I really liked Minnie and the young bride she ended up working for..Cecelia? And the whole chocolate pie thing...my husband was cracking up.
I been wanting to see the movie but just bought the book. I plan to begin reading it tonight. Maybe I can go see the movie this weekend somehow.....
Saw it today and loved it. That Minnie to me, made the movie. What spunk!!!! Simply a wonderful movie and the whole cast was superb. When they did the close up of Skeeters face when her mother told her the maid died, ahhhhhh broke my heart. Will be buying this on DVD.