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Two-Minute Reviews: “The Help”

In Culture Bluffs on October 2, 2011 at 9:08 pm

Who has time to read, let alone write? Well, Hendrik Hertzberg, for one, has argued that folks today actually write more than ever before. The Elberta Alert goes some way to proving Hertzberg’s point with our Two-Minute Reviews. This set came in via text message right after the reviewers watched The Help at the Garden Theater on Sunday, October 2.

“It’s hard to believe that the stories portrayed in the film occurred just 50 years ago. I fear that future generations will look back on the gay rights movement with the same shame and contempt that my generation feels toward our parents and grandparents, who sat idly by and looked the other way. We’ve come a long way, but we still have a long way to go.”—Aubrey Ann Parker

“It was great to see 280+ people in downtown Frankfort, after the peak tourism season, lined up around the block waiting for half an hour to see a film at the Garden on a Sunday afternoon.”—Jordan Bates

Clare Rodes, a summer resident, was overheard in line saying that she was expecting the film to be great, since the book was. “You read it?” someone asked her. She responded, “Being raised in the South, I lived it.”

The line for "The Help," Sunday, October 2, 2011, photo posted to the Garden Facebook page by Aubrey Parker.

  1. I thought the movie was more understandable having read the book. Not sure people who didn’t experience that culture could read enough between the lines. I’m glad there was a big crowd in FF.

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