As much as I love movie night with hubby and watching cartoons with Abby, every once in awhile I love to find a fantastic movie to go see with some girl friends. This week the move The Help arrives in theaters and from the trailers I have seen, its going to be a must see! My girls and I are already planning to leave the hubbys at home and head out to enjoy this movie and some great laughs.
With my girls night out pending until this weekend, I’m excited to have the opportunity to host a giveaway for this awesome movie! First, let me tell you just a little about The Help (borrowed from site):
This summer DreamWorks Pictures invites you to meet three extraordinary women and discover what it takes to find your voice.
From DreamWorks Pictures and Reliance Entertainment, in association with Participant Media and Imagenation Abu Dhabi, comes the inspiring and poignant drama “The Help.” Based on the critically acclaimed No. 1 New York Times best-selling debut novel by Kathryn Stockett, “The Help” boasts an illustrious cast, including, in alphabetical order, Jessica Chastain, Academy Award® nominee Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Emmy® Award winner Allison Janney, Chris Lowell, Oscar® winner Sissy Spacek, Octavia Spencer, Emma Stone, Academy Award® nominee Cicely Tyson and Mike Vogel.
Set in Jackson, Mississippi, during the 1960s, “The Help” chronicles the relationship between three different and extraordinary women who build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project that breaks societal rules and puts them all at risk.
Eugenia “Skeeter” Phelan just graduated from Ole Miss and is intent on getting a job as a writer. Unlike the girls she grew up with in Jackson, Mississippi, Skeeter wants a career and is quite content to put marriage and children on hold, much to her married friends’—and her mother’s—constant consternation. When she lands a job writing the Miss Myrna cleaning-hints column for the local newspaper, she seeks help from Aibileen, her best friend’s maid, and finds herself embarking on a clandestine project, spurred on by a book editor in New York and inspired by the moving stories she uncovers.
Aibileen Clark has been a housekeeper all her life, working in the white homes of Jackson, Miss. She has raised 17 children for her employers and one son of her own, who was tragically, and unnecessarily, killed in an accident. Saddened by the loss of her only child, Aibileen draws strength from both her faith and her best friend, Minny.
With quiet courage and dignity, Aibileen fulfills her duties as the Leefolt family’s maid, including taking care of their little girl, Mae Mobley. When Skeeter enters her life, Aibileen finds herself opening up and telling her stories for the first time ever—even though the seemingly simple act brings with it the great risk of retaliation.
Outspoken Minny Jackson is a 33-year-old housekeeper who has a reputation as the best cook in Mississippi. She works for Hilly Holbrook (Bryce Dallas Howard), but an act of defiance finds her fired and traveling to the outskirts of Jackson to work for lonely, fish-outof-water Celia Foote (Jessica Chastain). Minny is Aibileen’s best friend and helped her get through her grief over losing her only son. Though strong and independent, Minny nonetheless is the voice of reason, as well as a healthy skeptic, when it comes to Skeeter’s project.
A remarkable sisterhood emerges from their improbable alliance, instilling all of them with the courage to transcend the lines that define them, and the realization that sometimes those lines are made to be crossed—even if it means bringing everyone in town face to face with the changing times.
Deeply moving, filled with humor, hope and heart, “The Help” is a timeless and universal story about the ability to create change. The film is both inspirational and empowering, featuring relatable, funny, courageous characters who, by finding their unique voices, triumph and become the heroes of their own lives.
I definitely cannot wait for the weekend to go see this outstanding movie! But you don’t have to wait, The Help opens in theaters tonight! August 10th!
For those of you that might want to make it a fun “girl’s night” here’s a fun recipe you can try out on movie night:
Now for the giveaway!
One lucky reader will win a The Help prize pack that includes:
– The Help t-shirt in adult female sizes of S, M, L, XL
– The Help pocket jotter & pen
– The Help fan
– The Help nail file/mirror
Giveaway open to: US and Canada
Entering to win is easy, just follow a few simple rules:
*You need to include your email address in at least one of your entries.
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*Leave a separate entry for each comment.
*Make sure you actually complete what is required for the entry.
*Only the Mandatory Entry is required, Bonus Entries are optional-more entries means more chances to win.
*Most of all…Have Fun!!
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Giveaway will end August 24th at 11:59pm (CST). Winner will be chosen via Random.org and notified by email. Winner will have 24hrs to respond before a new winner is chosen.
**I was not compensated in any way for this review. All opinions are 100% my own and might differ from yours**