The Help (2011)

Director: Tate Taylor

Writer(s): Tate Taylor, Kathryn Stockett

Starring: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Octavia Spencer, Jessica Chastain, Ahna O’Reilly, Allison Janney, Anna Camp, Eleanor Henry, Emma Henry, Chris Lowell, Cicely Tyson, Mike Vogel, Sissy Spacek, Brian Kerwin, Wes Chatham, Aunjanue Ellis, Ted Welch, Shane McRae, Roslyn Ruff, Tarra Riggs, Leslie Jordan, Mary Steenburgen, Tiffany Brouwer, Carol Lee, Carol Sutton, Millicent Bolton, Ashley Johnson, Ritchie Montgomery, Don Brock, Florence ‘Flo’ Roach, Nelsan Ellis, David Oyelowo, LaChanze, Dana Ivey, Becky Fly, Sheerene Whitfield, Cleta Elaine Ellington, Henry Carpenter, John Taylor, Charles Cooper, Diana Cooper, Coyt Bailey, Wade Cottonfield, Kelsey Scot, Amy Beckwith, Sloane Fair, Anna Jennings, Lauren Miller, Elizabeth Smith, Mary Taylor Killebrew, Kathryn Ursy, Stephanie Ward, Julie Ann Doan, Miles Donald, Medgar Evers, Stuart Greenwell, John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Lamar Lott, Austin William Morgan, Charles Orr, Philip A Scott, Jordan Sudduth, Mario Tolliver

Synopsis: Set in Mississippi during the 1960s, Skeeter is a southern society girl who returns from college determined to become a writer, but turns her friends’ lives — and a Mississippi town — upside down when she decides to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent southern families. Aibileen, Skeeter’s best friend’s housekeeper, is the first to open up — to the dismay of her friends in the tight-knit black community. Despite Skeeter’s life-long friendships hanging in the balance, she and Aibileen continue their collaboration and soon more women come forward to tell their stories — and as it turns out, they have a lot to say. Along the way, unlikely friendships are forged and a new sisterhood emerges, but not before everyone in town has a thing or two to say themselves when they become unwittingly — and unwillingly — caught up in the changing times.

Release Date: August 10, 2011 (USA) | Length: 146 min | Genre: Drama | MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 for thematic material.


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