Every since I read The Help, I've been looking forward to read the book. As will all book to movie adaptions I'm always a bit leery of how it will turn out. The previews made it seem like it was going to be pretty true to the story, and overall I'm glad to say it was.
It definitely felt a bit like watching the book come to life on screen and there were several scenes that came across just the way I'd pictured them. I thought Mae Mobley was just as adorable and see was in the books, and loved Emma Stone.
Overall it was a long movie, but I would have been willing to sit there longer. In fact it seemed like by the end of the movie they realized they had run out of time and wrapped over several story lines awfully quickly. There were a few stories that were changed in essence of time. (Constance's and Stuart's being the big ones. Although some of my favorite parts of Celia's story weren't there either.) But I understand that when you adapt a book to the screen that stuff happens.
I am glad I saw the movie and definitely think they did the book justice. I would have to say the book is still my favorite, but I think that's pretty universal in most adaptions.