I saw The Help last night and I didn't love it. It didn't come anywhere close to the book - and I'd heard many people say that it had.
Oh, it was an okay movie, I suppose, but it lacked the tension and the texture of the book. I think with the exception of Viola Davis and the actress playing Celia Foote, it was miscast. There was a review on NPR that I read last night, and I agree with it. I didn't think it was particularly good period piece, either. It just didn't ring true to me in the look and feel. I expected to bawl my eyes out, I didn't shed a tear.
I can't say the same for this preview - it had me (and Talia) in tears in a matter of minutes. I shan't be seeing this one - although I'm positive it will be epic.