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The Help (2011)

Directed by
Tate Taylor

After completing her degree, Eugenia 'Skeeter' Phelan (Emma Stone) has returned to her parents' plantation in Jackson, Mississippi. It's the early 60s and, while most of her old circle are starting families, Skeeter harbours a burning ambition to become a writer. She manages to get work on a 'homemaker hints' column, but wholly undomesticated, turns to her friend's maid Aibileen (Viola Davis) for help.

As she gets to know the woman behind the apron, unassuming Skeeter grows uneasy with the way her privileged white friends treat their hardworking black maids. When stuck-up Hilly Holbrook (Bryce Dallas Howard) announces an initiative to build outdoor toilets for black staff, Skeeter resolves to finally give 'the help' a voice.

Beginning with Aibileen, she starts drafting a collection of the maids' stories, with many of them incriminating her own contemporaries. But getting other contributors on board proves to be nigh on impossible, with the neighbourhood maids fearing the sack, or worse, if they are caught. When Aibileen persuades her outspoken friend Minnie (Octavia Spencer) to share her experiences, Skeeter's book begins to take shape, but with unbelievably high stakes for everyone involved the project becomes ever more perilous

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 146 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2011

4/5 Stars

Classification: 12 Certificate

Production Country: USA/India/United Arab Emirates

Filmed in Colour


Image for Emma StoneEmma Stone...Skeeter Phelan
Image for Viola DavisViola Davis...Aibileen Clark
Image for Bryce Dallas HowardBryce Dallas Howard...Hilly Holbrook
Image for Octavia SpencerOctavia Spencer...Minny Jackson
Image for Jessica ChastainJessica Chastain...Celia Foote
Ahna O'Reilly...Elizabeth Leefolt
Image for Allison JanneyAllison Janney...Charlotte Phelan
Image for Anna CampAnna Camp...Jolene French
Eleanor Henry...Mae Mobley
Emma Henry...Mae Mobley
Chris Lowell...Stuart Whitworth
Cicely Tyson...Constantine Jefferson
Mike Vogel...Johnny Foote
Image for Sissy SpacekSissy Spacek...Missus Walters
Brian Kerwin...Robert Phelan