ClearPlay In Action!The language is comparatively tame in The Help, but ClearPlay edits more than 50 instances, including religious exclamations, derogatory racial terms, and scatological words. A bloody aftermath of a miscarriage is cut, as is any direct reference to a secret ingredient involved in a desert. Serious themes about intolerance and segregation are broached; parents may want to screen the film before showing it to younger kids.
For ‘good movie relief,’ is The Help on the way?…Based on a popular novel, The Help is an excellent, heart-felt story that shows the power of the human spirit. Great performances by Davis and co-star Octavia Spencer, and a short but moving appearance by Cicely Tyson, bolster a solid supporting cast.
Marty Nabhan—ClearPlay Man-servantRated PG-13 for thematic material; 146 min; Directed By Tate Taylor