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.

Rotten Tomatoes: Certified Fresh 75% / Audience 89%

8/10

Rated PG-13 2 hr 17 mins

GENRES
Drama
DIRECTION
Tate Taylor
CAST
Emma Stone  •  Viola Davis  •  Octavia Spencer  •  Bryce Dallas Howard

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CAST & CHARACTERS
Emma Stone Eugenia 'Skeeter' Phelan
Viola Davis Aibileen Clark
Octavia Spencer Minny Jackson
Bryce Dallas Howard Hilly Holbrook
Jessica Chastain Celia Foote
Mike Vogel Johnny Foote
Allison Janney Charlotte Phelan
Sissy Spacek Missus Walters
Chris Lowell Stuart Whitworth
Ahna O'Reilly Elizabeth Leefolt
Anna Camp Jolene French
Cicely Tyson Constantine Jefferson