Set in 1960’s Jackson, Mississippi, The Help describes how a young, white, would-be writer persuades two black maids to work with her secretly on a book. The hardships and injustice suffered by the maids at the hands of their wealthy white employers were common in a segregated society where the Civil Rights Movement was only just beginning to make an impact. The story charts the impact of standing up for a community who have no voice and is charming in its representation of love and friendships.
12A cert – USA 2011 – Director: Tate Taylor
Running time: 146 minutes – Language: English
Cast: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer