History Film / TheHelp

8th Jul '15 11:26:32 PM toongrrl1990
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* SeriousBusiness: Minny and [[BrickJoke her chicken]].
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* SeriousBusiness: Minny and [[BrickJoke her chicken]].chicken]] * SheCleansUpNicely: Skeeter, especially in the book where she grows her hair out and starts wearing shorter skirts and Pucci prints, not enough to make her be considered "pretty" but it's considered an improvement.
25th Mar '15 7:36:57 PM VicGeorge2011
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* PunctuatedForEmphasis: Minny: "Eat. my. shit."
23rd Mar '15 3:00:56 PM TheNewMattFisher
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A novel released in 2009, then made into a movie in 2011, ''The Help'' (by Kathryn Stockett) is about the life of several black maids in [[TheSixties 1960s]] Jackson, Mississippi, and the IntrepidReporter, Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan, who interviews them to try and get their stories out to the world. The film has received note for both its fine performances and [[PoliticallyCorrectHistory its questionable portrayal of history]]. It received four Academy award nominations: Best Picture, Actress and two Actress in a Supporting Role. Octavia Spencer won for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.
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A novel released in 2009, then made into a movie in 2011, ''The Help'' (by Kathryn Stockett) is about the life of several black maids in [[TheSixties 1960s]] Jackson, Mississippi, and the IntrepidReporter, Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan, Phelan (Creator/EmmaStone), who interviews them to try and get their stories out to the world. The film has received note for both its fine performances and [[PoliticallyCorrectHistory its questionable portrayal of history]]. It received four Academy award nominations: Best Picture, Actress and two Actress in a Supporting Role. Octavia Spencer Creator/OctaviaSpencer won for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Skeeter. In the novel, she's described as being tall and gangly with sharp features and frizzy hair. The nickname "Skeeter" came from her brother, who, upon seeing her as newborn exclaimed: "It's not a baby, it's a skeeter!" Skeeter being slang for mosquito. It's highly doubtful that anyone would think the lovely Emma Stone resembled a mosquito.
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Skeeter. In the novel, she's described as being tall and gangly with sharp features and frizzy hair. The nickname "Skeeter" came from her brother, who, upon seeing her as newborn exclaimed: "It's not a baby, it's a skeeter!" Skeeter being slang for mosquito. It's highly doubtful that anyone would think the lovely Emma Stone Creator/EmmaStone resembled a mosquito.

* DemotedToExtra: A Real-life example. Despite the marketing of the film being built around EmmaStone, Davis and Spencer got all the recognition for the movie, leaving Stone in the dust
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* DemotedToExtra: A Real-life example. Despite the marketing of the film being built around EmmaStone, Creator/EmmaStone, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer got all the recognition for the movie, leaving Stone in the dustdust.
16th Mar '15 12:47:59 PM XFllo
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Christmas Cake is a Japanese trope. Please use Old Maid instead if it is applicable.
* MistakenForGay: Unable to comprehend why her daughter is [[ChristmasCake still single]], Mrs. Phelan awkwardly tries to ask Skeeter if she prefers girls. Skeeter denies it, but later on in the book mentions how the 'cure' her mother makes her drink upsets the stomach. When she begins to date Stuart, her mother is delighted that it apparently worked.
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* MistakenForGay: Unable to comprehend why her daughter is [[ChristmasCake still single]], single, fearing she might be considered an OldMaid, Mrs. Phelan awkwardly tries to ask Skeeter if she prefers girls. Skeeter denies it, but later on in the book mentions how the 'cure' her mother makes her drink upsets the stomach. When she begins to date Stuart, her mother is delighted that it apparently worked.
24th Feb '15 6:57:47 AM XFllo
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Christmas Cake is a trope culturally specific to Japan. Use Old Maid elsewhere is it applies.
* ChristmasCake: Skeeter is seen as this by pretty much everyone, including herself despite being only twenty-three. [[spoiler:She gets better.]]
25th Jan '15 5:21:28 PM Chaeley
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editing a totally incomprehensible sentence.
* MistakenForGay: Mrs. Phelan asks Skeeter if she's gay thinking that was the reason she wasn't already married or at least dating. Skeeter says no but later in the book she mentions how the gay cure drink her mother makes her to drink upsets the stomach and how when she starts to date Stuart her mother was delighted that she liked men.
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* MistakenForGay: Unable to comprehend why her daughter is [[ChristmasCake still single]], Mrs. Phelan asks awkwardly tries to ask Skeeter if she's gay thinking that was the reason she wasn't already married or at least dating. prefers girls. Skeeter says no denies it, but later on in the book she mentions how the gay cure drink 'cure' her mother makes her to drink upsets the stomach and how when stomach. When she starts begins to date Stuart Stuart, her mother was is delighted that she liked men.it apparently worked.
1st Jan '15 6:15:44 AM totorolover33
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* DisproportionateRetribution: The "pie" that Minny makes for Hilly. Doesn't stop it from being [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome]]. ** What Hilly did to her mother after she laughs at her when Hilly has her IAteWhat moment is also pretty disproportionate. [[spoiler:Hilly's mom is put into a nursing home, and knowing her she's not too happy with that.]]
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* DisproportionateRetribution: The "pie" that Minny makes for Hilly. Doesn't stop it from being [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome]]. ** What Hilly did to her mother after she laughs at her when Hilly has her IAteWhat moment is also pretty disproportionate. [[spoiler:Hilly's mom is put into a nursing home, and knowing her she's not too happy with that.]]

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* DisproportionateRetribution: The "pie" that Minny makes for Hilly. Doesn't stop it from being [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome]]. ** What Hilly did to her mother after she laughs at her when Hilly has her IAteWhat moment is also pretty disproportionate. [[spoiler:Hilly's mom is put into a nursing home, and knowing her she's not too happy with that.JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: [[spoiler: Stuart.]]
24th Dec '14 12:25:05 PM EnglishGuruLady
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**Skeeter is a variant of this, though more [[TheSmartGuy The Smart Girl]] than classically sweet. From what we see of Mae Mobley, she may grow up to be this.
24th Dec '14 12:22:58 PM EnglishGuruLady
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* WorkOffTheDebt: A variant. Yule May tells Hilly she will work for free if Hilly will spot her the $75 her family needs to send both their sons to college. Hilly naturally refuses, telling Yule May she doesn't want to be indebted to her maid and that God does not approve of giving charity to those who are well and able. [[spoiler: Yule May has to resort to theft and gets arrested; she's sentenced to an unfairly long jail term.]]
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* WorkOffTheDebt: A variant. Yule May tells Hilly she will work for free if Hilly will spot her the $75 her family needs to send both their sons to college. Hilly naturally refuses, telling Yule May she doesn't want to be indebted to her maid and that God does not approve of giving charity to those who are well and able. [[spoiler: Yule May has to resort to theft and gets arrested; she's sentenced to an unfairly long jail term.]]
24th Dec '14 12:22:12 PM EnglishGuruLady
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* WorkOffTheDebt: A variant. Yule May tells Hilly she will work for free if Hilly will spot her the $75 her family needs to send both their sons to college. Hilly naturally refuses, telling Yule May she doesn't want to be indebted to her maid and that God does not approve of giving charity to those who are well and able. [[apoiler: Yule May has to resort to theft and gets arrested; she's sentenced to an unfairly long jail term.]]
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* WorkOffTheDebt: A variant. Yule May tells Hilly she will work for free if Hilly will spot her the $75 her family needs to send both their sons to college. Hilly naturally refuses, telling Yule May she doesn't want to be indebted to her maid and that God does not approve of giving charity to those who are well and able. [[apoiler: [[spoiler: Yule May has to resort to theft and gets arrested; she's sentenced to an unfairly long jail term.]]
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