'The Help': What Hollywood Is Saying About the Film
Actors, musicians and filmmakers expressed their thoughts on Tate Taylor's film.
The Help has been receiving favorable reviews from critics and moviegoers, and it turns out that actors and filmmakers agree. Hollywood took to Twitter after the film came out to praise the film, especially pointing out how successful the adaptation from the book by Katheryn Stockett has been.
The film, directed and written by Tate Taylor and starring Emma Stone Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer and Bryce Dallas Howard, received a rare A+ CinemaScore
Here are a few reactions on Twitter from actors, musicians and filmmakers:
Director/producer Ron Howard wrote, “A lot of my friends who have seen The Help assumed they'd respect it but are surprised how completely entertained they were by it.”
Before anyone could criticize him for being biased, Howard was very open about the fact that his daughter is in the film: “For those who don't know Bryce D Howard is my daughter. She is very proud to be a part of The Help."
Former Sabrina, the Teenage Witch actress Melissa Joan Hart wrote: “Just saw The Help and I have to tell all of you, it is such a wonderful movie. Best movie made from a book ever. Didn't miss a beat!”
TV personality Star Jones wrote: “Fun day...saw The Help...loved every minute of it. Grateful for the women who came before me and with humility & dignity...paved the way.”
Sons of Anarchy star Katey Sagal wrote: “Run go see The Help! Amazing,heartbreaking story Beautiful performances!! So good So important. Not that long ago and sadly still to close.”
“Just as good as the book! And I loved the book! LOVED the movie too, nice surprise,” she continued. “Usually the book great, the movie sucks. Go see!”
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Russell Simmons wrote: “I was so moved by The Help. You’ve got to see it!”
Former member of Danity Kane, singer D. Woods wrote: “Just went to see the movie The Help. Great movie and great story! We cant forget where we come from if we want to move forward.”
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Actress Lauren London wrote: “THE HELP was awesome. Loved every actor in this film. A MUST see.”
Creator and star of Basketball Wives Shaunie O'Neal wrote: “Just watched The Help, sent me on an emotional roller coaster just like it did when I read the book.”