This afternoon I met 3 gal pals at the movies to see "The Help"....I loved the book and I loved the movie. For those of you who have read the book, it pretty much follows the story-line with very few parts left out...and for those of you who have not read the book, you will love the movie without feeling you have to read the book first. I give it 4 stars!! The acting is 1st rate, especially the two that play Minnie and Aibilene. Oscar nods!! And little Opie Taylor's (aka Ron Howard) daughter portrayed a real "bitch" (sorry for that, but I can think of no other description that fits more perfectly than that) and did it really well. After the movie we proceeded to Panera, ate and then talked and talked and talked and talked. Love those ladies!!