The Help

Oscar Winner

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  146 min.
Release Date: August 10, 2011
DVD: December 6, 2011

Current rating: Rating: 4.35
based on 1366 votes and 346 reviews
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Cast: Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Allison Janney, Chris Lowell, Sissy Spacek, Octavia Spencer, Emma Stone, Cicely Tyson, Mike Vogel, Anna Camp


Based on one of the most talked about books in years and a #1 New York Times best-selling phenomenon, THE HELP stars Emma Stone as Skeeter, Academy Award®–nominated Viola Davis as Aibileen and Octavia Spencer as Minny—three very different, extraordinary women in Mississippi during the 1960s, who build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project that breaks societal rules and puts them all at risk. From their improbable alliance a remarkable sisterhood emerges, instilling all of them with the courage to transcend the lines that define them, and the realization that sometimes those lines are made to be crossed—even if it means bringing everyone in town face-to-face with the changing times.

Director: Tate Taylor
Studio: DreamWorks Pictures
Producer(s): Michael Barnathan, Chris Columbus, Brunson Green
Screenplay: Tate Taylor
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  • 5 stars "fantastic movie!!! good from beginning to end. very funny and heartwarming look at life through the eyes of black servants in the south."
  • 4 stars "i really loved this movie. "the help" conducted themselves in a most dignified manner working for the most part for individuals who were not. an interesting look at our not too distant past. i did not see meryl streep in the iron lady, however, the performance by viola davis was magnificent. hard to believe meryl out-did that one."
  • 5 stars "this is an amazing movie! so great, i loved it."