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The Help! When I walked out of the Cinema many months back after stealing a few hours out of my crazy schedule to watch the movie, I felt light; mostly because of the emotional story told so articulately through powerful characters. When it isn’t hitting hard blows on a society that should be ashamed of its past discriminations, The Help is cheeky and humorous. Of course, Octavia Spencer stands out with her impressive performance; the height of which was feeding her former boss with pie spiced with poop (Good Heavens! LOL!). She was favoured as the best in the category of best supporting role, and took home the Oscar this year. The Help is the story of African-American maids and the hardship they went through serving their white Madams. In all of this, an aspiring young author decides to write their story. It is an easy picture with a lot of brilliant scenes and accurate dialogue.

And if you can, read the book too! *wink!

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    Stephanie Udeogu
    August 27, 2012 at 10:30 am

    awww…i bought the movie but i haven’t seen it 🙁

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    August 27, 2012 at 10:33 am

    its a nice movie..i hav seen it.its for us black people…its an inspiring movie.

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    Patrick ita
    August 27, 2012 at 11:07 am

    Its quite an interesting movie full with emotions that’s enable us understand the true states of parental love and care.its really good for us youths to have a glow on this movie and lessons.A million thanks Aunty Steph for a job well done ok.A congratulations!!! To Dr.Linus on his Birthday,tell him we all love him and the entire family,Once again congratulations

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    August 27, 2012 at 11:18 am

    The emotion of the movie is one of its kind…perfect storyline..

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    August 27, 2012 at 11:38 am

    Have not watched it, but will look for it. Just read about the writer of the book and learnt one thing from her – “Don’t give up no matter what”

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    August 27, 2012 at 11:55 am

    the movie touched me too. Dd nt know the book was real! Wow!

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    August 27, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    The movie realy touched my heart

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    August 27, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    I have nt seen the movie but I ve read the book for like five times. The Help is a fantastic book.

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    August 27, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    Today as I was reading the news feeds on facebook I saw this web site and said I should give it a trail and honestly since when I opened it, its difficult to take my eyes off it. In deed, this is a remarkable work by Stephanie and she should just keep it up. And about the movie ” The Help ” I’ll get my own copy to watch within the week. Thank you

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    August 27, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    its such a pathetic movie.

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    Laila Ikeji
    August 27, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    Another reason to go ‘must read’ this book. nice blog, Steph

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    August 27, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    There s a memorable page in The Help that I typed and pasted on my mirror. It has and still helping me deal with my inadequacies and physical flaws. A conversation bt Constantine and Skeeter.;Skeeter was crying bcos a boy called her ‘ugly’. Constantine said to her and I quote: “Ugly live up on the inside. Ugly be a hurtful,mean person”
    “Every morning,until u dead in the ground,u gone have to make this decion. U gone have to ask urself,am I ugly? Am I gone believe what them fools say about me”
    I realised that I actually have a choice in what I could believe. We all do.
    Kudos Stephanie,ur blog is inspirational. Keep it up. Happy Birthday to ur hubby. xoxo

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      August 27, 2012 at 12:38 pm

      Thank you, Chioma. This is beautiful! Bless!

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    Agboola Abimbola
    August 27, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    i will make sure i get the film today, plus i cant go a day without checking ur blog cos there is always something to learn. keep up the good work.

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    August 27, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Saw d movie n loveeeeeed it!africans have got a *resilient Spirit* dat always gets us thru hard times…d message i got from dat movie?’Keep the faith,u’ll come thru,no matter wat’

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    August 27, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    i have to watch it

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    August 27, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    I have it on my system bt avent seen it. Doesn’t look interesting to me bt I will watch it ASAP.

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    August 27, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    saw just d preview nd loved it, wil definitly see it…p.s loving ur blog!

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    August 27, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    I have heard so much about this movie that I need to see it,so am gonna get it soon.

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    August 28, 2012 at 12:56 am

    Seen it 3 times and counting *smile*

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    Kosoko olaitan adunni
    August 28, 2012 at 6:47 am

    Please what is the name of the book?

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    August 28, 2012 at 7:00 am

    This movie brought tears to my ears. There was a lot to learn from it.

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    Mary omorode
    August 28, 2012 at 11:32 am

    i ve nt watch d movie

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    Esther Uche
    August 28, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    Have not seen the movie,hw or where cn I get it? Steph dear,u are super unique.

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    August 28, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    wooh’ I watched this movie some months back@ d cinema, .The performances in movie are so spectacular that the audience were left powerless in feeling the trumphs and sorrow of the people on screen,believe you me, i was in between seats with some white friends as we watched,they were so emotional.This movie ”The HELP” is so wonderful,evocative and its a reflection of history..Steph dear, some of the scene that really touch my soul was when emma stone who was Eugene skeeter phena in the move asked voila davis who was the maid as Aibileen clark when she was born..Quotes from Aibileen— I was born in 1911 in chikasaw county ,piedmont plantation.Then Eugene asked her—‘And you know as a girl growing up that oneday you will be a maid?’ Aibleen–Yes ma’am. Eugene—‘And you know because?. Aiblileen—‘my mama was a maid,my grandmaa was a house slave. indeed this is historical movie.thanx for sharing…cheers”

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    America;The land of the brave
    August 29, 2012 at 2:40 am

    Yes, it was hilarious and an eye-opener to some issues.

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    Fauzzy Rex
    August 30, 2012 at 7:21 am

    Just got this movie,can’t wait to watch it as soon as I get back home.

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    Bootylcious diva
    August 30, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    I watched this movie sometime last year ,and it was a real nice movie .steph don’t we have gossips on this blog

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