Summer's Golden Dozen, #6: 'The Help'
In Theaters: August 12th
The bestseller, by Kathryn Stockett, that you catch every woman reading on trains, planes and beaches becomes a movie firecracker that touches a universal chord. The ever-surprising Emma Stone plays Skeeter, the young wannabe writer who finds her defining theme in the relationships between African-American maids and their white employers in 1960s Mississippi. Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer should expect Oscar attention.