What renders the wintry drama irredeemably unpleasant is a pivotal character in whom we are monumentally disinterested.
“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?
We have an interesting mix on this week’s Video List.