The Help: Preachy Peachy

Not only the blacks, the whites are get stereotyped and cartoonized too.
Skeeter Phelan blames Margaret Mitchell for typecasting Afro-American women as “Mammy” figures, but then she herself exists in a movie stocked full with Mammy characters from start to end.
Maybe it’s really an important part of American history to be ‘retold’, and not necessarily untrue in any sense, but it just doesn’t go anywhere beyond goody-two-shoes clichés. Good preach, not so good as a story.

My Rating: 4/10

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s