Thursday, August 11, 2011

Guilty pleasure

I nearly forgot to post about my stolen hours yesterday! After I finished with the doctor, I (shh!) sneaked away and went to the movies. I saw The Help, a matinee the first day it opened. I liked it well enough, but I enjoyed the book more. Still, the audience I saw the movie with was entranced. Viola Davis, who plays Aibileen, is getting all the praise. My favorite performance was Octavia Spencer as Minnie. She just seemed closer to the way I imagined her in the book. The actress who plays Celia Foote is terrific, too.

The weakest link, for me, was Cicely Tyson as Constantine. She's too old for the part, too old to be the mother of the daughter she's shown with, and that very important subplot is badly bungled.

The best part, though, was eating popcorn in the dark on a Wednesday afternoon. How deliciously wicked of me!


  1. Sounds like a delightful escape for a Wednesday afternoon!

  2. I havent seen this movie as yet, but might give it a shot soon. Incidentally, I know you have done a few of the monday movie meme picks proper on the bumbles blog, but (and I apologise for this) here is mine that I am shamlessly plugging to all the regulars on Bumbles. I hope you dont mind me having a shot at it for a while? let me know your thoughts. thanks.

    Dale (Smurfin' The Web)