The Help

The Help

(2011)

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Synopsis

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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Rating

IMDB 8.1 (492k)

Genres

Drama

Runtime

2h 21min

Production country

United Arab Emirates, United States, India

Director

Tate Taylor

Cast

Emma Stone
Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan
Viola Davis
Aibileen Clark
Octavia Spencer
Minny Jackson
Bryce Dallas Howard
Hilly Holbrook
Jessica Chastain
Celia Foote
Allison Janney
Charlotte Phelan
Ahna O'Reilly
Elizabeth Leefolt
Sissy Spacek
Missus Walters
Anna Camp
Jolene French
​Christopher Lowell
Stuart Whitworth
Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor
Yule Mae Davis
Mike Vogel
Johnny Foote
Cicely Tyson
Constantine Jefferson
Leslie Jordan
Mr. Blackly
David Oyelowo
Preacher Green
Ashley Johnson
Mary Beth Caldwell
Roslyn Ruff
Pascagoula
Brian Kerwin
Robert Phelan
Wes Chatham
Carlton Phelan
Mary Steenburgen
Elain Stein
Dana Ivey
Gracie Higginbotham
LaChanze
Rachel
Ted Welch
William Holbrook
Shane McRae
Raleigh Leefolt
Tarra Riggs
Gretchen
Tiffany Brouwer
Rebecca
Carol Sutton
Cora
Ritchie Montgomery
Bus Driver
Nelsan Ellis
Henry The Waiter
Cleta Elaine Ellington
Donna The Receptionist
Amy Beckwith
Bridge Club
Julie Ann Doan
Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Lamar Lott
Bus Rider (uncredited)
Charles Orr
Bellhop (uncredited)
Ya'lita Thompson
Le jeune diacre