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The Help
Movie: The Help(2011)[tt1454029] Set in Mississippi during the 1960s, Skeeter (Stone) 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 (Davis), 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. Written byWalt Disney Pictures
Title The Help
Release Date 26 October 2011 (UK)
Runtime
Genres Drama
Production Companies DreamWorks, Reliance Film & Entertainment, Participant
Emma Stone
Emma Stone...
Skeeter Phelan...
Viola Davis
Viola Davis...
Aibileen Clark...
Bryce Dallas Howard
Bryce Dallas Howard...
Hilly Holbrook...
Octavia Spencer
Octavia Spencer...
Minny Jackson...
Jessica Chastain
Jessica Chastain...
Celia Foote...
Ahna O'Reilly
Ahna O'Reilly...
Elizabeth Leefolt...
Allison Janney
Allison Janney...
Charlotte Phelan...
Anna Camp
Anna Camp...
Jolene French...
Chris Lowell
Chris Lowell...
Stuart Whitworth...
Cicely Tyson
Cicely Tyson...
Constantine Jefferson...
Mike Vogel
Mike Vogel...
Johnny Foote...
Sissy Spacek
Sissy Spacek...
Missus Walters...
Brian Kerwin
Brian Kerwin...
Robert Phelan...

Reviews

hermeoine12 on 19 June 2014
This movie will hold a special glue to anyone who has been a Gone With The Wind fan , for the rest it just might simulate them to revisit those history lessons . The film is brilliantly cast , there being not a single dull moment. The film revolves around three very different women who form an unlikely friendship in their quest for a common goal. It is much more then just being about the state of events in the 1950s at the South .Its a portrayal of a waning tradition that still grips the peninsula even after a century of the Civil War which was fought to abolish the exact same custom. It raises serious issues - demarcation of people based on skin color , making another human being walk in incessant rain rather than allowing her(it?) to use one's own bathroom , makes us reflect that we still aren't very far along the vicious prejudice. The movie also touches upon how the untarnished mind of a child is capable to love the same person he would grow up to walk all over on, of how society can be a venomous influence in conditioning the brain on so much discrimination. In the end it also hints that even after being subjected to centuries of venom , the heart still has the capability to love, that there is still hope for all of us.

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