This was one of the Best movies I have ever seen. The acting was superb, the storyline was amazing, and although I didn't read the book, I will definitely do that now. The Civil rights movement has always been a period of interest for me and this was phenomenal. Upon seeing even the preview for this, I knew it would be a tear jerker and I came prepared with a box of kleenex. I ended up using a lot of it and others around me asked for a few as well. This was about the story of a bunch of african american housekeepers during the civil rights movement and the courage of the white woman who wanted to record their lives for everyone to read. Knowing that she could be fired, one specific woman decided to speak out against the unjustice and let the reporter tell her story and eventually the rest of the ladies in the neighborhood followed suit. Their story is amazing and it actually makes me ashamed of my race that things like this ever took place. I highly recommend this to anyone and everyone! 5 stars for sure and I will be really surprised if this doesn't win a ton of awards!