I started reading The Help a few years ago. About 1/3 through, some things at school came up so I lay it aside. I didn't continue to read it, and didn't read a lot in the past years in general. When I heard that The Help will be in the theaters, I was excited, but thought I would wait until I have read the book first before watching it. Well, so time went by. And now that I finally started to read more again, I have a list to work off and it will take some time before I will pick up and finish The Help again, so I decided to just watch it now. I don't remember everything from the book, but from what I recall, it's pretty accurate. I liked the casting. Overall very good. Good atmosphere.