This is such an amazing film version of the book. The book is also one of my favourite reads, and the film didn't disappoint which is a tough gig after the book! Emma Stone plays the main character and attempts to tackle race issues in her hometown of Mississippi, which is illegal at the time it was set. She attempts to interview maids, who are also afraid to speak out. I think it's an important depiction of the climate in the US at the time, and it's something that we hold never forget. At time in the film, you feel so angry, but you also feel such empathy for the characters.
This story shows how black women, though at the bottom of the pyramid for many decades, have played an important role in American society with their contributions. Playing apart in white households that depend on them while being treated as less-than. These women are strong and sacrificed a lot as shown by the main characters quest to hear them out when no one would
This movie is hilarious and the roles are extremely well played, Emma Stone does a great job of depicting the differences between two generations raised in a different way. I like the humor and reality of this story, it’s a movie I can rewatch many, many times. Definitely a great family film with historical contexts.