"The Help" Playing in Meridian

"The Help," a movie about African American maids in the 1960s and set in Jackson, is now being shown at the Bonita Lakes Cinema in Meridian.

People interested in seeing this movie about the state, that was shot in Mississippi, have been showing up to see it.

"Well, I read the book back in October when I was recovering from some surgery and it was fascinating," said Jean Orcutt. "I'm not from Mississippi but I've lived here quite a long time. And I liked the book and now I want to see the movie."

"I think the maids were kind of, I guess, the strength of some of those families and had a lot to do with the upbringing of the children," said Glenda Bazyari.

"Just that everybody realizes the situation that used to go on and see that's what happened and could learn from those mistakes and move forward," said Hope Malone.

"I'm here to see the movie because I read the book and it was very interesting," said Barbara Jenkins. "And I want to see if it's anything like the book. I've grown up in the south all my life and I just wanted to see the movie."

"Like Barbara, I've read the book, enjoyed it," said Jackie McCoy. "Just like to compare it to the book to see how much true to life they stayed with it."

"Just an enhanced understanding of how life was back in the 60s and see the settings in Mississippi," said Orcutt. "I'm familiar with the area in Greenwood where they filmed and I want to see some of that, too."

There will be four shows per day of "The Help" at the Bonita Cinema all weekend.


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