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The Help

The Help

Year
Genres
Personal Score
Public Score
   7.9 / 10 (2023 votes)
MPAA Rating
Running Time
146 mins
Media Types
Animated?
No
Country
Production Companies
DreamWorks SKG,
1492 Pictures,
Participant Productions,
Imagenation Abu Dhabi FZ,
Reliance Entertainment,
Touchstone Pictures
Budget
$25,000,000
Revenue
$124,272,124
Release Date
August 9, 2011
Director
Tate Taylor
Producers
Michael Barnathan,
Chris Columbus,
Brunson Green,
Jennifer Blum (executive),
Nate Berkus (executive),
L. Dean Jones Jr. (executive),
Jeff Skoll (executive),
Mohamed Khalaf Al-Mazrouei (executive),
Tate Taylor (executive),
Mark Radcliffe (executive),
John Norris (executive)
Writer
Tate Taylor

Summary

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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