My movie buds and I saw The Help today. Starring Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Allison Janney, Octavia Spencer, and Emma Stone, w smaller parts played oh so greatly by Sissy Spacek and Cicely Tyson, it follows recent college graduate and aspiring author "Skeeter" Phelan during the civil rights movement of the 1960's as she decides to write a book detailing the African American maids' point of view on the White families they work for and their daily hardships.
I read the book first ... maybe if you intend to do both you should check the movie first?! They're both t'riffic and you'll laugh, cry, and laugh again. Have you seen it yet? GREAT cast.