I know that there has been some controversary about the race of the author telling a story about women of a different race in a difficult time in American history...but as Octavia Spencer (Minny) said in an interview, just see the movie before you decide!
I can tell you that it is worth it for the storyline, the humanity that shows in the movie and even the clothing from that time period...especially if you are a vintage afficiendo who loves clothing from the early 60s ala Jackie Kennedy.
So I hope that you can find time during this weekend or in the next couple of days to go and check out this awesome movie...it is so much better than the silliness that was Sex and the City 2 and I would hate for that movie to do better at the box office than this one!
I do have one criticism and even that is too strong a word...if you've read the book they do change one major storyline making it more palatable...but I've forgiven the producers for that because they are so true to the book in every other way! Academy Award nominations should be awarded to these wonderful actresses who turned in amazing performances!
Viola Davis (Abileen)
Octavia Spencer (Minny)
Bryce Dallas Howard (Hilly)
Take a chance and bring some tissues because this movie will touch your heart!
...as always, more later