Movies of the Year 2011 – “The Help” and “3 Idiots”

These two movies have many great things in common: Yellow poster. 3-hour show. Record-breakers. Film critics adore them. 5-star rating in social media. Potential Oscar-winners. Beautiful and simple storyline. Humbling, powerful and emotional – great reflection of today’s social issues. Superb casting. Great actors and actresses. They will make you laugh, cry and remind you the goodness of humanity. If you haven’t watch it, go for it! Read the online movie synopsis and watch the trailers below:

“The Help” is based on one of the most talked about books in years and a #1 New York Times best-selling phenomenon,  “The Help” stars Emma Stone (“Easy A”) as Skeeter, Academy Award®–nominated Viola Davis (“Doubt”) as Aibileen and Octavia Spencer as Minny—three very different, extraordinary women in Mississippi during the 1960s,  who build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project that breaks societal rules and puts them all at risk. Deeply moving, filled with poignancy, humor and hope. It reminds us the sad reality many foreign maids and workers face today in modern societies like Hong Kong, Singapore and Saudi. Tales of employers (and their young children) ill-treating, abusing and discriminating their helpers are happening everyday – confiscating their passports, 7-day working week, little food, poor living conditions etc. “The Help” is a timeless and universal story about the ability to create change and hope.

“The 3 Idiots” broke all opening box office records in India back in 2009. It was the highest-grossing film in its opening weekend in India and has the highest opening day collections for a Bollywood film. It is also one of Hong Kong’s highest rated movie in 2011! The movie is about 2 friends embarking on a quest for a lost buddy. On this journey, they encounter a long forgotten bet, a wedding they must crash, and a funeral that goes impossibly out of control. It mocks today’s never-ending-paper-chasing society. This movie teaches the fundamental value of  life, family, friendship and love.

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