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.
The Help (2011)
Tagline:Change begins with a whisper.
Cast:Ahna O’Reilly, Allison Janney, Amy Beckwith, Anna Camp, Ashley Johnson, Aunjanue Ellis, Brian Kerwin, Bryce Dallas Howard, Carol Sutton, Charles Orr, Chris Lowell, Cicely Tyson, Cleta Elaine Ellington, Dana Ivey, David Oyelowo, Emma Stone, Jessica Chastain, Julie Ann Doan, LaChanze, Lamar Lott, Leslie Jordan, Mary Steenburgen, Mike Vogel, Nelsan Ellis, Octavia Spencer, Ritchie Montgomery, Roslyn Ruff, Shane McRae, Sissy Spacek, Tarra Riggs, Ted Welch, Tiffany Brouwer, Viola Davis, Wes Chatham