So I just saw The Help with some high school friends. It was a truly heart-wrenching (yet inspiring) story, although I thought the part where Stuart (Chris Lowell) breaks up with Skeeter, calling her selfish for agitating racial tensions in Jackson, Mississippi, was kind of unnecessary. I seriously didn't get that. Really? What was that. It didn't follow at all. He was such a likeable character, then all of the sudden, BOOM, he's unshaven and wearing a dirty t-shirt, telling this girl she's "better off single". (Clearly feminist propaganda. I mean come on.)
Stuart here doesn't get it either. I guess us moviegoers are just left to assume there was more buildup in the book for this, since it came off as SUCH a non sequitur in the film.
Too much girl power, not enough of this guy. What a man. Puttin' up with that. Damn.