Monday, August 15, 2011

The Cinematheque Reviews: The Help

Many critics have panned this film due to its cheap pandering and whitewashed racism, and yes these are major problems in the film, but in the end it is just a generic work of bland Oscar baitery (take a look at the particularly Oscary pic below).  Sure, there are a few fun performances sprinkled amongst the rampant cliche and stereotype (on both sides of the racial divide) but they are not enough to save this otherwise mediocre film.  I say as much, and more, over at The Cinematheque in my (get this) 1300+ word review.  You can check it out if you so desire.

Read my review of The Help at The Cinematheque.

1 comment:

Dan O. said...

Appalling, entertaining, touching and perhaps even a bit healing, The Help is an old-fashioned grand yarn of a film, the sort we rarely get these days. Good Review Kevnyn! Check out mine when you can!