Bryce Dallas Howard
The title describes not only the survival rate for spinal cancer but also the film’s nervy blend of comedy and drama.
“The Help,” based on the book of the same name, is a racially charged but smartly understated portrait of the relationship between African-American maids and their white employers in Jackson, Miss. in the early 1960s.
What will moviegoers be looking forward to, flocking to, then fleeing from or returning to, on theatre screens between now and late August?
Clint Eastwood contines to make our day by remaining intent on defying generic expectations, not repeating himself, and, this time out, examining the human condition from yet another vantage point: a paranormal one.