An adaptation of Kathryn Stockett’s 2009 novel of the same name. The film is Tate Taylor’s directorial debut, and stars Emma Stone, Mike Vogel, Bryce Dallas Howard, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, and Allison Janney.
Set in Mississippi during the late 1960s, “THE HELP” follows Eugenia ‘Skeeter’ Phelan (Emma Stone) as she returns from college and lands a job writing a column on cleaning in her local paper. Not knowing anything about cleaning, Miss Skeeter must rely on her friend and maid, Aibileen (Viola Davis).
After Aibileen’s friend Minny (Octavia Spencer) agrees to help, this collaboration evolves into a full-blown book project with Skeeter attempting to interview the help of her friends and neighbors to tell their side of the story.