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The Help

The Help

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Aug 09, 2011 2h 26m
8.2
5925 votes

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.

Title The Help
Companies 1492 Pictures, Harbinger Pictures
Countries United States of America
Keywords mississippi river, based on novel or book, exploitation, racial segregation, racism, writer, maid, moral courage, ressentiment, southern belle, racial issues, 1960s, newspaper columnist
Emma Stone

Emma Stone

Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan
Viola Davis

Viola Davis

Aibileen Clark
Octavia Spencer

Octavia Spencer

Minny Jackson
Anna Camp

Anna Camp

Jolene French
Ahna O'Reilly

Ahna O'Reilly

Elizabeth Leefolt
Allison Janney

Allison Janney

Charlotte Phelan
Mike Vogel

Mike Vogel

Johnny Foote
Sissy Spacek

Sissy Spacek

Missus Walters
Chris Lowell

Chris Lowell

Stuart Whitworth
Cicely Tyson

Cicely Tyson

Constantine Jefferson
Aunjanue Ellis

Aunjanue Ellis

Yule Mae Davis
David Oyelowo

David Oyelowo

Preacher Green
Dana Ivey

Dana Ivey

Gracie Higginbotham
Brian Kerwin

Brian Kerwin

Robert Phelan
Wes Chatham

Wes Chatham

Carlton Phelan
Ted Welch

Ted Welch

William Holbrook
Shane McRae

Shane McRae

Raleigh Leefolt
Roslyn Ruff

Roslyn Ruff

Pascagoula
Leslie Jordan

Leslie Jordan

Mr. Blackly
Ashley Johnson

Ashley Johnson

Mary Beth Caldwell
Nelsan Ellis

Nelsan Ellis

Henry The Waiter
Cleta Elaine Ellington

Cleta Elaine Ellington

Donna The Receptionist
Amy Beckwith

Amy Beckwith

Bridge Club
Julie Ann Doan

Julie Ann Doan

Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Lamar Lott

Lamar Lott

Bus Rider (uncredited)
Charles Orr

Charles Orr

Bellhop (uncredited)
Ya'lita Thompson

Ya'lita Thompson

Le jeune diacre