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Usually when there is no publicity for a film it either means the studio thinks it is not worth publicizing or it doesn't need to be publicized. The Help is the latter.
Sure to sweep the nation, if not the Oscars, this film about a young White woman wanting to cut her journalistic chops by helping the Black domestic workers document their experiences in early sixties Mississippi, this is a lovely, highly enjoyable movie movie from the best selling novel by Kathryn Stockett. Not great art but great entertainment in the grand Hollywood tradition, superbly acted by the entire cast. Octavia Spencer as Minnie (who as I recall the author envisioned when she wrote the book) and Sissy Spacek as Missus Walters steal the picture, but Viola Davis as Abileen is its heart and center. Emma Stone keeps up quite nicely too and proves herself again one of the finest actors of her generation.
Go on, get on the bandwagon. It'll make you feel good.