Tuesday, August 9, 2011

The Help - A movie experience sure to move you {Giveaway}

Just under three years ago, I sat there watching the television as President Obama was inaugurated.  Through my tears I tried to explain to my young boys why I was crying, but they just didn't understand.  How could they?  They world they are growing up in is so different from the world sixty years ago.  Was I a huge fan of President Obama?  No.  But in all honesty I wasn't a fan of any of the candidates that year.  I was crying tears of pride, because of the tangible proof of how much we as a country had evolved from so many of the tragic incidents and indignities of the past. 

American Society has evolved and grown.  As a child of the '70's it is easy to forget how much has changed in society and how much we truly have to be thankful for.  I think it is so important for all of us to look back and learn about the history of our country so we don't take for granted the freedoms we really do have now.

I recently had the chance to see an advance screening of The Help (out in theaters in two days August 10th!).  What a powerful movie (and that is such a huge understatement).  I don't believe there was a dry eye in the entire theater.  I was warned that it was emotional, but I wasn't prepared for how much I would be touched by the movie.  Until that night, I had forgotten all the stories my mother had told me about her youth and their "help".  My mother lived a very privileged youth and grew up with lots of "help".  She learned to cook, clean and love from the "help". To say they were loved, respected and cherished by her would be an understatement.
If you haven't made plans to go see The Help, I can't speak highly enough of how important this movie is to see.  Grab your daughter (teenager) or girlfriends and make a night of it - I promise it will be a powerful night full of thought provoking conversations after.

Already know you're going to love the movie?  I have a giveaway for The Help movie items!

  • THE HELP t-shirt in adult female sizes of S, M, L, XL
  • THE HELP pocket jotter & pen
  • THE HELP fan
  • THE HELP nail file/mirror

    Giveaway will end Monday August 22nd, 2011 at 12 midnight pacific timeA winner will be drawn using random.org and I reserve the right to draw another winner if I am not able to get mailing address information in a timely manner.  Giveaway is only open to residents of the contiguous US and Canada.

    Here's how to enter: 
    Mandatory First Entry... comment and share one thing you appreciate has changed in society today that your children will never experience (this can be related to the subject of racism or not).

    Additional entries will be accepted for becoming a Facebook fan of OCMomActivities, following on Twitter, posting about this giveaway on your Facebook page.  You can also get an additional entry by becoming a fan of the Help Movie on Facebook.  Please be sure you leave me a way to reach you!

8 comments:

Becca and Colby August 10, 2011 at 11:37 AM  

I'm glad my kids won't have to deal with blatant prejudices, like all the Jim Crow laws in the South. I really am grateful as well that Woman's Rights are what they are and they don't have to fight that fight.
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Becca and Colby August 10, 2011 at 12:09 PM  

I also liked it on FB
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Alma August 12, 2011 at 11:08 PM  

I am glad my kids won't have to deal with the ignorance of the past.

Alma August 12, 2011 at 11:40 PM  

This looks like a favorite summer movie. Can't wait for girlnight out movie night.

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pierreandre75 August 15, 2011 at 8:55 PM  

I'm happy that my kids never experienced racism. Everyone is treated equally and fairly

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pierreandre75 August 15, 2011 at 8:56 PM  

I'm an FB fan of your page
Pierre Ds
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pierreandre75 August 15, 2011 at 8:56 PM  

Twitter follower
pierreandre75
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pierreandre75 August 15, 2011 at 8:57 PM  

an of the Help Movie on Facebook.
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