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The Help Such a Moving Movie

I’m sure by now you have heard of the movie “The Help”, or maybe before the movie the book. It is a book that I have not read, nor had I heard of it before I had heard of the movie. The Help is a Disney movie releasing today August 10th. While in San Diego I had the opportunity with a room full of other bloggers to attend a pre-screening of the movie.

I was warned ahead of time to bring in tissues but I chose not to listen, and wagged my finger at Marshall for not including them in our goodie bags. All I can say is thankfully the girls sitting around me did. Now don’t take that the wrong way. Crying isn’t always because you are sad. Crying is one way, especially for women, to express deep emotion. This movie really brought out my emotions as it did to others from the bouts of sniffling I heard throughout the theater.

I really don’t want to give a lot away regarding the movie itself so here is

Based on one of the most talked about books in years and a #1 New York Times best-selling phenomenon, “The Help” stars Emma Stone (“Easy A”) as Skeeter, Academy Award®–nominated Viola Davis (“Doubt”) as Aibileen and Octavia Spencer as Minny—three very different, extraordinary women in Mississippi during the 1960s, who build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project that breaks societal rules and puts them all at risk. From their improbable alliance a remarkable sisterhood emerges, instilling all of them with the courage to transcend the lines that define them, and the realization that sometimes those lines are made to be crossed—even if it means bringing everyone in town face-to-face with the changing times.

Deeply moving, filled with poignancy, humor and hope, “The Help” is a timeless and universal story about the ability to create change.

The actors did a wonderful job of taking you back to the era that the movie was based in. I always enjoy a movie with a strong female who refuses to go with the flow and settle for the norm, which in that time was husbands and babies. I enjoyed the courage that was evident in what has been dubbed “The Help”, how the women banded together for a cause that was greater then just them. They stood up for something bigger. It just gives me goose bumps.

There were times when I was down right angry about the injustice and am thankful I was brought up during a different era. There were times when cried because as a mother it tugged at my heart strings. Of course there were times of laughter as well. It was so much fun to see the movie with a room full of women that get it. That understood why I was angry, why I was said, and laughed along side me. It definitely added to my overall experience.

I am so proud to work with Disney and am honored to have opportunities such as this. The family and I are looking forward to their upcoming release of The Muppets. We saw some never before seen previews of some additional movies that Disney will be releasing next year and one of them stars a very good looking Hugh Jackman.

Shibley Smiles Opinions:

Appropriate Age: Shibley Smiles feels this movie is more geared towards adults. It is a heart felt emotional story during the time of equal rights.

Recommendation: I absolutely LOVED the movie. It is not action or comedy it is an emotional wonderful movie about strong women.

Disclaimer: I attended a pre-screening at t no cost to me by the company or representing PR agency. Opinions are my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. You may read more of my disclosure here.

About Colleen Shibley

Colleen Shibley Mother to 3 kids, wife to an awesome & thoughtful husband, beach lover, book reader, working woman by day, and blogger by night. Blogging from sunny South Florida passionate about travel, good food, entertainment, and enjoying family time...[Read More...]


  1. I cannot wait to see this movie. I have been warned so much to bring a box of tissues so I’ll be stopping for kleenex with aloe:)

  2. I can’t wait to see this movie! It sounds so good!

  3. Just yesterday two people asked if I had seen the movie or read the book. They raved about them and I look forward to reading the book.

  4. This one is definitely on my must see list!

  5. I can’t wait to see this!

  6. Jenny Ham says:

    This looks like a good movie I would like to see it. Thanks for sharing about the crying I would hate to be there with no Kleenex. Hopefully I will get to see it soon. That is neat you got to see it and got a goodie bag what a neat treat.

  7. Gladys Parker says:

    Thanks for leaving these up as I only get to watch movies when they come out on dvd and very often I have forgotten which movies I had decided were “must see”! I absolutely must see this and if it isn’t on dvd now it should be soon. I enjoyed that you commented on how you felt about with who you were watching the movie. It added to the “who should I try to watch this with” it won’t be my younger son for sure. I’m glad bloggers get to check these out for us!
    Gladys P

  8. Sherri Lewis says:

    This sounds like something I would enjoy. Adding it to my library waiting list now!

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