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The Help

A 1960s-era Mississippi debutante sends her community into an uproar by conducting a series of probing interviews with the black servants behind some of her community's most prominent families. Skeeter (Emma Stone) has just graduated from college, and she's eager to launch her career as a writer. In a moment of inspiration, Skeeter decides to focus her attention on the black female servants who work in her community. Her first subject is Aibileen (Viola Davis), the devoted housekeeper who has been employed by Skeeter's best friend's family for years. By speaking with Aibileen, Skeeter becomes an object of scorn to the wealthy locals, who view her actions as directly challenging to the established social order. Before long, even more servants are coming forward to tell their stories, and Skeeter discovers that friendship can blossom under the most unlikely of circumstances. Adapted from the Kathryn Stockett novel, this acclaimed comedy-drama co-stars Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer.

Year: 2011
Genre: Drama, Black Civil Rights
Country: USA
Director: Tate Taylor
Starring: Allison Janney, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jessica Chastain, Emma Stone
Duration: 140 Minutes
Rating: M - Adult themes.
8.1/10
Location in store: Drama

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