THE HELP (2011) | The Unaffiliated Critic

THE HELP (2011) | The Unaffiliated Critic.

……The scatological focus culminates in what is simultaneously the “comic” highlight of the film, its cathartic climax, and its deus ex machina: Minnie, in revenge for being fired, feeds Hilly a chocolate cream-pie made out of Minnie’s own shit. This turns out to be the most important story in the book that Skeeter publishes, and a source of blackmail that removes any potential threat of retaliation from the evil White Queen. Because there were no problems in Jim Crow America that couldn’t be solved with a good fecal prank…..

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