"Young had resisted his wife’s attempts to get him to read Atlanta author Kathryn Stockett’s 2009 novel “The Help,” which some have viewed as patronizing and sentimental. Nonetheless, he found himself moved to tears by the film. Weeks before the official August 12 release, he hosted a private screening of a work print (minus Mary J. Blige’s song “The Living Proof”). Guests included his wife Carolyn, Billye Aaron, Glenda Hatchett, and members of the 100 Black Men of Atlanta."
Rich Eldredge, Entertainment: The Help
Flashback Friday: The movie was nominated for five Golden Globes yesterday. Here’s our piece on it from August.