The Help (A Mayor Koch Review)

The film adaptation of the 2009 novel by Kathryn Stockett is a winner and very true to the race situation in Jackson, Mississippi, during the early 1960s. In those days, segregation and Jim Crow were the rule of law. The film is so compelling... it portrays the outrages of the time in a superb way; you should definitely see it. Starring Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jessica Chastain, Sissy Spacek, Mike Vogel, Mary Steenburgen, and Allison Janney. For more of my reviews, visit, and don't forget to follow me on Twitter: @mayoratmovies

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Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch does his weekly take on new movies--from blockbusters to art films. His rating system is as plainspoken as his language. A "plus" for movies he likes, a "minus" for ones he doesn't. Watch and hear as the New Yorkiest of all New Yorkers tells it like it is. The Mayor at the Movies is a production of New York Insider TV.