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    The Help is a 2011 drama film adaptation of Kathryn Stocketts novel of the same name, adapted for the screen and directed by Tate Taylor. The film is an ensemble piece about a young white woman, Eugenia Skeeter Phelan, and her relationship with two black maids during Civil Rights era America (the early 1960s). Skeeter is a journalist who decides to write a controversial book from the point of view of the maids (referred to as the help), exposing the racism they are

    • Whitney H

      The Help* (2011) An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African-American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis. #Book #Books Worth Reading #Books to Read

    • PlaySwell

      Great addition to our site from @yesnofilms - "The Help is one of my all-time favorite movies, which shouldn't be a surprise because the book was also fantastic. I reviewed it on my film blog back in August 2011, and since then, I bought the Blu-ray combo pack and have watched it multiple's not a 'feel good' movie, but it's one that is definitely worth watching."

    • Diana DeOrazio Hayden

      Book worth reading and movie worth seeing! Let our boys watch it too as a lesson in civil rights history

    • Desi Herman

      Do yourself a favour read this book, then go watch the film, they're both as good as each other.... 5 stars!

    • Golda Limmer

      The Help 2011 - It wasnt as good as the book but it was still good. It was very well cast. watch this movie free here:

    • Cyndie C

      "The Help" (2011) An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African-American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work for. Honestly I almost didn't watch this film because I thought it was gonna be another typical racist movie where all white people are evil etc etc. (Let it Go already !) Honestly I was pleasantly surprised with this film and I absolutely LOVED it ! Great movie !!

    • Ann Rotolante

      THE HELP (2011) - A sassy young writer in the Civil-Rights era American South takes on the privileged white establishment by asking "the help," their impoverished African-American maids, cooks, and nannies, to tell her their stories. What can I say? I finally watched it on DVD and enjoyed it. Yes, the film is absolutely Hollywood product - overproduced, simplistic, and loaded with easily identifiable villains and hero(ine)s, but I loved the performances and characters.

    • Lucy Evans

      The Help (2011) - I need to finish this book and watch the film still!

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