Ancestral family on both sides came from Wales and I have traveled there. I live in the south US. I grew up in Jackson MS during the 60's. THE HELP is no more a historical film than HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY or other films picturing the south in the past or in the present. I just don't don't see a point in not enjoying a film because you feel it does not portray an area or era acuratly. A film can move me to laughter or tears due to the story, filming, acting or all three. But I just take film as entertainment and understand cinema liberties. I also think the conversation in another thread about whether Rogers and Hammerstein approved of spousal abuse due to CAROUSEL is also over the top and believe those scenes were used to push the story along. I respect your thoughts but I dont subribe to the underlying foundation.