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The Help Trailer

The Help Trailer: Emma Stone Explores How the Other Half Lives

As if there was any doubt, the trailer for The Help makes it clear that the film is a bona fide chick flick. Set in 1960s Mississippi, Emma Stone stars as Skeeter, a recent college grad who returns home and takes a job working for a newspaper. When she's asked to choose a topic that "disturbs her", she asks to interview her friend's housekeeper, Aibileen (Viola Davis). The more Skeeter learns about the life of the hired help, the bigger her project becomes. Meanwhile, she clashes with her friend Hilly (Bryce Dallas Howard), who has a very different view of how housekeepers should be treated.

The film tackles issues of class and racial segregation, but is delivered in a frothy, purple-and-yellow package. I was expecting more from the trailer considering the novel's popularity, though perhaps this is a case where the preview doesn't do justice to the finished product. At the very least, it's fun to see all the '60s-style costumes and sets. See for yourself and tell us what you think when you

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littlemunchkin littlemunchkin 6 years
@Annie I agree. It makes the book seem like a bit of fluff!
Katie-Sweeney Katie-Sweeney 6 years
Hmm, I didn't know it was becoming a movie, but yes it seems much lighter than the book. Which expressed a real seriousness when it came the maids safety.
Annie-Gabillet Annie-Gabillet 6 years
I agree that the book is hopeful and definitely humorous, but this trailer really downplays the sense of danger portrayed in the book and makes it look like they're all just having a good time.
stone_soup stone_soup 6 years
Hopefully this film will reflect both the hope and dark side of the story.
littlemunchkin littlemunchkin 6 years
Maybe the trailer is unfair to the film, but it looks like there is too much humour in it.
littlemunchkin littlemunchkin 6 years
@Annie I totally agree. I think this really cheapens the book.
ChelMarie ChelMarie 6 years
Really? I thought the book was HILARIOUS at parts. It's an equal mix of serious issues and humor. The casting is spot on for this!
Annie-Gabillet Annie-Gabillet 6 years
Wow. This trailer disappoints me! I found the book to be much darker.
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