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《The Help》 相助 斗争也可以清新而充满温情


No.072 《The Help》 相助 斗争也可以清新而充满温情


The Help is a 2011 American drama film adaptation of the novel of the same name (2009) by Kathryn Stockett, adapted for the screen and directed by Tate Taylor.

A 1960s-era Mississippi debutante sends her community into an uproar by conducting a series of probing interviews with the black servants behind some of her community's most prominent families. Skeeter (Emma Stone) has just graduated from college, and she's eager to launch her career as a writer. In a moment of inspiration, Skeeter decides to focus her attention on the black female servants who work in her community. Her first subject is Aibileen (Viola Davis), the devoted housekeeper who has been employed by Skeeter's best friend's family for years. By speaking with Aibileen, Skeeter becomes an object of scorn to the wealthy locals, who view her actions as directly challenging to the established social order. Before long, even more servants are coming forward to tell their stories, and Skeeter discovers that friendship can blossom under the most unlikely of circumstances.

Set in Jackson, Mississippi, it stars Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jessica Chastain, Sissy Spacek, Mike Vogel, Mary Steenburgen and Allison Janney. Produced by DreamWorks Studios and distributed by Touchstone Pictures, the film opened to positive reviews and became a box-office success with a gross of $211.6 million against its budget of $25 million.

The Help received positive reviews from critics. Review aggregators Rotten Tomatoes reported that 76% of 197 professional critics gave the film a positive review, with an average score of 7/10. The site's consensus stated, "Though arguably guilty of glossing over its racial themes, The Help rises on the strength of its cast—particularly Viola Davis, whose performance is powerful enough to carry the film on its own. " Tom Long from The Detroit News remarked about the film:"Appealling, entertaining, touching and perhaps even a bit healing, The Help is an old-fashioned grand yarn of a film, the sort we rarely get these days." Connie Ogle of The Miami Herald gave the film three out of four stars and said it "will make you laugh, yes, but it can also break your heart. In the dog days of August moviegoing, that's a powerful recommendation."

In February 2012, the film received four Academy Award nominations including Best Picture, Best Actress for Davis, Best Supporting Actress for Chastain, and a win for Best Supporting Actress for Spencer. On January 29, 2012, the film won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

《The Help》 相助 斗争也可以清新而充满温情






















《The Help》 相助 斗争也可以清新而充满温情


And she's eager to launch her career as a writer

文中的be eager to是英语中的一个固定搭配,是“盼望,渴望要做…”,其后接动词原形,比如:The staff will be eager to help you through every step of the job search process.(那里的员工会很热心的指导你求职中的每个步骤。)

And became a box-office success with a gross of $211.6 million

每部影片都会有它的销售box- office。当人们在谈论the box-office, they are referring to the degree of success of a film or play in terms of the number of people who go to watch it or the amount of money it makes.也就是“票房;票房收入,票房价值”的意思,比如:The film has taken $180 million at the box office.(这部电影的票房收入已达到1.8亿美元。)当我们去看电影,现场买影票时,看着写有Box Office的房间,那么它就是“售票处”了。另外,box office用于口语中,能表达“能吸引观众的演出(或演员);叫座”的意思。文中的box-office是形容词,是“票房的”意思。


debutante[?debjutt] n. 初次参加上层社会社交活动的少女

prominent[?pr?min?nt] adj. 突出的,显著的;杰出的;卓越的

inspiration[?insprein] n. 灵感;鼓舞;吸气;妙计

servant[?s?:v?nt] n. 仆人,佣人;公务员;雇工

blossom[?bl?s?m] vi. 开花;兴旺;发展成

circumstance[?s?:k?mst?ns] n. 环境,情况;事件;境遇

arguably[?ɑ:ɡju?bli] adv. 可论证地;可争辩地;正如可提出证据加以证明的那样地

yarn[jɑ:n] n. 纱线;奇谈,故事

moviegoing[?mu:vi?ɡ?ui?] n. 上电影院,看电影;上电影院看电影的习惯

recommendation[?rek?men?dein] n. 推荐;建议;推荐信



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