When most think about the Civil Rights Movement of the ‘60s, Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks come to mind. But there’s always someone thinking outside the square trying to get another viewpoint; another opinion. That’s where Kathryn Stockett comes in with her 2009 fictional novel-turned-film The Help. Yes, that’s right, fictional. While a court case against Stockett unsuccessfully claimed that the author did use the names and images of [...]

By on August 23, 2011

Julia Roberts’ return to a major role definitely provides a challenge on the back of Elizabeth Gilbert’s enormous success with her memoir (on which this film is adapted). You’d be living under a rock if you hadn’t at least heard of it – but whether you’ve read it or not doesn’t detract from the harsh truth that while travelling can easily centre on finding yourself, it’s hardly an easy road.

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