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The Help (2011)

Drama
137 min.
Release Date
August 10, 2011
DVD Release Date
December 6, 2011 (Buy on Amazon)
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Running Time
137 minutes
MPAA Rating
Rated PG-13 for thematic material

Based on one of the most talked about books in years and a #1 New York Times best-selling phenomenon, “The Help” stars Emma Stone (“Easy A”) as Skeeter, Academy Award®–nominated Viola Davis (“Doubt”) as Aibileen and Octavia Spencer as Minny—three very different, extraordinary women in Mississippi during the 1960s, who build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project that breaks societal rules and puts them all at risk. From their improbable alliance... Full synopsis »

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Review by Rachel Hansen (B)

A film set around civil rights and overcoming prejudice can be a tricky thing; you want to get your point across without preaching; keep the tone from being too heavy while not making light of the issues; and portray the characters without resorting to caricatures.  The Help does a very good job with this balancing act. Full movie review »
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