The Help

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  • PG-13
  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 2011
  • Running time: 146 min
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... read more
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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 a remarkable sisterhood emerges, instilling all of them with the courage to transcend the lines that define them, and the realization that sometimes those lines are made to be crossed-even if it means bringing everyone in town face-to-face with the changing times. Deeply moving, filled with poignancy, humor and hope, "The Help" is a timeless and universal story about the ability to create change.

Original Release

08/10/2011

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Cast

Viola Davis Aibileen Clark
Bryce Dallas Howard Hilly Holbrook
Octavia Spencer Minny Jackson
Emma Stone Skeeter Phelan
Allison Janney Charlotte Phelan
Sissy Spacek Missus Walters
Jessica Chastain Celia Foote
Mike Vogel Johnny Foote
Chris Lowell Stuart Whitworth
Ahna O'Reilly Elizabeth Leefolt
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Tate Taylor

Writers

Tate Taylor, Kathryn Stockett

Cast

Viola Davis Aibileen Clark
Bryce Dallas Howard Hilly Holbrook
Octavia Spencer Minny Jackson
Emma Stone Skeeter Phelan
Allison Janney Charlotte Phelan
Sissy Spacek Missus Walters
Jessica Chastain Celia Foote
Mike Vogel Johnny Foote
Chris Lowell Stuart Whitworth
Ahna O'Reilly Elizabeth Leefolt
Anna Camp Jolene French
Cicely Tyson Constantine Jefferson
Aunjanue Ellis Yule Mae Davis
David Oyelowo Preacher Green
Dana Ivey Gracie Higginbotham
LaChanze Rachel
Brian Kerwin Robert Phelan
Wes Chatham Carlton Phelan
Ted Welch William Holbrook
Shane McRae Raleigh Leefolt

Producers

Jennifer Blum Executive Producer
Nate Berkus Executive Producer
L. Dean Jones Jr. Executive Producer
Jeff Skoll Executive Producer
Mohamed Khalaf Al-Mazrouei Executive Producer
Tate Taylor Executive Producer
Mark Radcliffe Executive Producer
John Norris Executive Producer
Michael Barnathan Producer
Chris Columbus Producer
Brunson Green Producer
Mohamed Khalaf Al-Mazrouei Producer
Sonya Lunsford Producer

Editors

Hughes Winborne

2012 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama Nominated
2012 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Nominated
2012 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Won
2012 Golden Globe Best Original Song - Motion Picture Nominated
2012 Golden Globe Best Motion Picture - Drama Nominated
2012 Oscar Best Motion Picture of the Year Nominated
2012 Oscar Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role Nominated
2012 Oscar Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role Nominated
2012 Oscar Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role Won
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