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The Help (2011)

Directed by Tate Taylor. Cast: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, BryceDallas Howard, Octavia Spencer, Jessica Chastain, Cicely Tyson,Mike Vogel, Sissy Spacek, Allison Janney, Chris Lowell, AhnaO'Reilly, Mary Steenburgen. In 1960s Mississippi, Skeeter, asouthern society girl, returns from college determined to become awriter, but turns her friends' lives, and a small Mississippi town,upside down when she decides to interview the black women who havespent their lives taking care of prominent southern families.Aibileen, Skeeter's best friend's housekeeper, is the first to openup, to the dismay of her friends in the tight-knit black community.Based on the novel by Kathryn Stockett. 146 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

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