Last summer’s hit movie about the housekeepers and caregivers in Mississippi during the 1950s is now available on DVD. Give the movie that topped the Amazon sales charts last December. Your friend will enjoy your birthday gift many times over.
Women and men enjoy the movie and it is talked about by everyone. Your friend may have read and enjoyed the novel, but the movie is even better. The performances by Jessica Chastain, Bryce Dallas-Howard, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Emma Stone, and Allison Janney are superb. I wish all of them could win awards.
Price: $16.99 at Amazon.com (Birthday.com Store)
Days in the top 100: 107
Company: Walt Disney Studios
Amazon’s list of bestselling movies is topped by the DVD copy of Tate Taylor’s adaptation of Kathryn Stockett’s bestselling novel. It bests three different Harry Potter features, which occupy the second, third and fourth slots. The DVD’s success is not entirely surprising, considering how the film dominated the box office this summer. It remains to be seen whether it will remain a holiday favorite, compared to classics like “Star Wars” and “The Wizard of Oz,” both of which also appear on Amazon’s bestsellers list.