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The Help (2011)

Aibileen Clark is a middle-aged African-American maid who has spent her life raising white children and has recently lost her only son; Minny Jackson is an African-American maid who has often offended her employers despite her family's struggles with money and her desperate need for jobs; and Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan is a young white woman who has recently moved back home after graduating college to find out her childhood maid has mysteriously disappeared. These three stories intertwine to explain how life in Jackson, Mississippi revolves around "the help"; yet they are always kept at a certain distance because of racial lines.
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Aibileen Clark is a middle-aged African-American maid who has spent her life raising white children and has recently lost her only son; Minny Jackson is an African-American maid who has often offended her employers despite her family's struggles with money and her desperate need for jobs; and Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan is a young white woman who has recently moved back home after graduating college to find out her childhood maid has mysteriously disappeared. These three stories intertwine to explain how life in Jackson, Mississippi revolves around "the help"; yet they are always kept at a certain distance because of racial lines.

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Genre:Drama
Directed By:Tate Taylor
Written By:Tate Taylor
In Theaters:8/10/2011
Box Office:$216,600,000
Runtime:146 minutes
Studio:DreamWorks Pictures, Reliance Entertainment, Participant, Imagenation Abu Dhabi FZ, 1492 Pictures, Harbinger Pictures, Touchstone Pictures

Cast


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Tate Taylor

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Emma Stone

Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan

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Viola Davis

Aibileen Clark

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Octavia Spencer

Minny Jackson

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Bryce Dallas Howard

Hilly Holbrook

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Jessica Chastain

Celia Foote

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Allison Janney

Charlotte Phelan

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Ahna O'Reilly

Elizabeth Leefolt

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Sissy Spacek

Missus Walters

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Anna Camp

Jolene French

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​Christopher Lowell

Stuart Whitworth

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Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor

Yule Mae Davis