glee and the help.

by Mindy @ Just A One Girl Revolution on August 14, 2011

in Uncategorized

It has been an absolutely lovely weekend!

I ended up seeing the Glee 3D movie not just once, but twice.

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Don’t Shelly and I look just awesome in our 3D glasses?  Yeah, I didn’t realize until just now that I look stoned my eyes are half shut.

It was wonderful to see my dear friend again!  She lives on the other side of the state these days, so it’s not often we get to spend time together.  I also went again with Bari.

Having gone to the concert when the tour came through Detroit, I was excited to relive the fun.  The 90 minute movie cut between the concert and interviews with some fans whose lives were positively affected by the show itself.  While these stories were nice, it’s not really what I wanted to see.  I just wanted the music and cast!  They did some backstage interviews with the New Directions!

They didn’t show the entire concert, just some of the highlights.  I was happy both of Artie’s solos (P.Y.T. and Safety Dance) were included.  I adore Kevin McHale!  Also included was “Fat Bottomed Girls” with Puck.  Mark Salling is seksi.

Overall, it was fun to see!  I was quite impressed with the 3D technology as well.  It wasn’t evident throughout the whole movie, but quite a bit.  If you go see it, stick around after the credits because there’s another song (I missed this the first time!).

I spent a lot of time at the movie theater this weekend because met up with my mom to see The Help today!

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I first read the book the movie is based off in early 2010 and was absolutely thrilled when I heard they were making it into a movie!  Movies are very rarely as good as the book, in my opinion, but when they started hyping this movie and showing the previews months and months ago, I had high hopes that it would be worth it.

Granted, I would still say the book is better, but I thought they did a phenomenal job with the film!  I loved Emma Stone as Skeeter; she did a fantastic job, as did Bryce Dallas Howard playing Hilly Holbrook.  The true standouts, though, were Viola Davis (Abileen) and Octavia Spencer (Milly), two of the African American help that Skeeter interviews for her book.

The film does a nice job balancing the serious aspect of the story with humor and compassion.  There were definitely parts of the book that didn’t make it into the film, but I think that’s to be expected with a 400+ story.

I would be surprised and saddened if this movie is overlooked come awards season.  There were some standout performances for an all-around well done movie.

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Sarah @ goingongoals August 14, 2011 at 7:57 pm

I saw Glee 3D this weekend too! We were slow leaving the theatre and got to see the final number 🙂 I also agree that I would have loved to see a little more signing and dancing! Can’t wait to meet you on Friday!

Bari August 14, 2011 at 9:55 pm

It was fun to see you this weekend. I agree about the interviews, except for the littlest warbler 🙂

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