Posts Tagged ‘Sissy Spacek’

The Help

2011

Starring: Emma Stone, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer

I was finally able to watch The Help this weekend. It was well worth the wait. What a fantastic movie. I laughed, I teared up, I got angry at those racist white biatches… I think I felt everything The Help wanted me to feel.

Set in Mississippi in the ’60s, Skeeter (Stone) returns from college determined to become a writer. Her first job, the housekeeping column in the local paper.

Not long after being back Skeeter decides she wants to writes a book, from the black housekeepers perspective. You can only imagine what happens from here out…

I highly recommend The Help as a viewing choice. I personally plan on watching this again and possibly buying it. Absolutely fantastic and it deserved every award it received.

Award listings: Imdb.com Award List

Get Low

Limited Release 2009
DVD/Blu-Ray 2011

Starring: Robert Duvall, Bill Murray, Sissy Spacek

My friend had showed me a trailer to this movie at some point last year. At that point it had been a limited theatrical release and there was no word on if or when it would be released again. I was so intrigued I put it on my Netflix que and began the long wait.

Get Low was fantastic! Robert Duvall was the best actor for the roll of Felix Bush. Kudos to the casting director for taking the time to find just the right actors for these characters. I can’t imagine anyone else playing these parts.

Bill Murray was fabulous with his wit and facial expressions. He and Duvall had a chemistry going and I’m betting the off screen chemistry was just as fantastic.

View the trailer, you’ll like it.

Lake City

2008

Starring: Sissy Spacek, Jason Davis, Alina Phelan

Mother and son reunite after years of being apart. This was kind of a boring movie, not so boring that I wanted to pound my head on a table covered in thumb tacks though.

The movie trailer pretty much told me the story, all I had to figure out was the ‘tragedy’ that made the two grow apart. Of course they waited until near the end for that.