One of my favorite books, The Help, was recently turned into a movie which Alan and I saw last night! It was so good! They definitely left some things out but in general all the key aspects were there. The book/movie is based on the perspective of African-American maids AKA 'the help' of white families in Jackson, Mississippi who want to share their story with the rest of world. It's one of those books/movies where you laugh hard and cry hard. I would highly recommend going to see it!
"In a page-turner that brings new resonance to the moral issues involved, she [Kathryn Stockett] spins a story of social awakening as seen from both sides of the American racial divide."
-The Washington Post