And, as always, I was a bit more than excited about seeing the movie.
With more people in tow than John and Kate when they went to Hawaii to renew their vows.
We were giddy.
We were exstatic.
We were armed with full rolls of toilet paper to douse our tears!
I mean, the story line is pretty much legendary.
And the cast was amazing.
The real question is...did the movie disappoint?
Was this another one of those cases of a less than amazing portrayal of an amazing storyline?
I don't need to point any fingers, do I???
My point, OBVIOUSLY, is that this movie DID NOT disappoint.
Even though I had read the book.
And yes, despite the fact that they changed some minute details of the book for the movie.
All the important stuff was still there.
And the changes made the story that much more movie-friendly.
Aibilene is still just as beautiful and courageous a soul as ever.
Minny is perfectly sass-mouthed.
Skeeter was exactly how I imagined her - right down to her "man shoes".
Mrs. Walters was PERFECT.
And Hilly was positively wretched.
If you haven't seen it yet, you need to.
But take your Kleenex, because if there is one thing I can promise you, it's that you won't leave the theatre with dry eyes.
But I promise that your heart will be warm, even while your eyes are wet.