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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  1. Tate Taylor

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Kathryn Stockett


Top Billed Cast

  1. Emma Stone

    Emma Stone

    Eugenia 'Skeeter' Phelan

  2. Viola Davis

    Viola Davis

    Aibileen Clark

  3. Octavia Spencer

    Octavia Spencer

    Minny Jackson

  4. Bryce Dallas Howard

    Bryce Dallas Howard

    Hilly Holbrook

  5. Jessica Chastain

    Jessica Chastain

    Celia Foote

  6. Mike Vogel

    Mike Vogel

    Johnny Foote

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 26m

Budget $25,000,000.00

Revenue $124,272,124.00

Homepage http://thehelpmovie.com/#/splash

Release Information

  • August 10, 2011
    PG-13, Theatrical



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