Monday, March 5, 2012

moves-me monday: The Help

our Sunday family movie-night was the Help. LOVE this movie. read the book a year-ish ago. with my son G-then 16. it was awesome.

Mr. B pointed out how fun it was to listen to us read it together. G had a head injury (TBI) Christmas Eve 2010. Seems so long ago. 1.3 year.s to be almost exact. G is still healing, and the trouble is it is a LONG process, and a confusing process.

anywho, he had to read the book for his AP English, ...and with as serious a head injury as he had he was unable to really read without headaches, forget understanding it at all. yet, together we read, and discussed, and annotated, and laughed and cried, and LOVED the book.

we were planning to see the movie together when it came out. life got in the way of that, as everyone well knows and understands --- life planning is left to the best of intentions ...right!

so, our movie night was The Help. and it was as good as I expected (and had heard). way to review!!!!

i really would love to just comment on all the dialogue, it was that good.


"Courage sometimes skips a generation. Thank you for bringing it back to our family."


"Every day you're not dead in the ground, when you wake up in the morning, you're gonna have to make some decisions. Got to ask yourself this question: "Am I gonna believe all them bad things them fools say about me today?" You hear me today? "Am I gonna believe all them bad things them fools say about me today? You hear me today?" All right? As for your mama, she didn't pick her life. It picked her. But you, you're gonna do something big with yours. You wait and see. "

"She didn't pick her life...it pick her."


"God says we need to love our enemies. It hard to do. But it can start by telling the truth. No one had ever asked me what it feel like to be me. Once I told the truth about that, I felt free. And I got to thinking about all the people I know. And the things I seen and done. My boy Treelore always said we gonna have a writer in the family one day. I guess it's gonna be me."

"Change always begins with a whisper."

"you is kind,
you is smart,
you is important."

2 comments:

LeShel said...

i still cry when i hear,
you is kind,
you is smart,
you is important.

love that one the most.
Excellent movie and book. Glad your whole family saw it together.

Liz said...

Love you!
You are kind
You are intelligent
You are very important
You are beautiful
You are loved ♥♥♥

on marriage

'Will you, um, marry me?' I haven't seen you in weeks! You don't look happy or excited about the prospect of our marriage! You're asking me to give up my - my freedom, my joie de vivre for an institution that fails as often as it succeeds? And why should I marry you anyway? I mean, why do you wanna marry me? Besides some bourgeois desire to fulfill an ideal that society embeds in us from an early age to promote a consumer capitalist agenda?