The Help

Change begins with a whisper.


The Help
Set in the early 1960s, a time of racial upheaval in the USA, a young woman returns home from college, determined to become a writer. She decides to write some articles about the maids employed by her family and friends, and in the process stirs things up a bit in her conservative, racially-obsessed South. Things come to a head when the articles are turned into a book and published, with the author listed as ''Anonymous.'' The film has found favour amongst female audiences and generally had good reviews.

146 minutes.
Mature Accompaniment under 10 (Prejudice).
Drama, Period piece, Female interest.

Showtimes

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Credits

Cast
Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Octavia Spencer, Jessica Chastain, Ahna O'Reilly, Allison Janney
Director
Tate Taylor
ScreenplayTate Taylor, from the novel y Kathryn Stockett
MusicThomas Newman
CinematographyStephen Goldblatt
EditingHughes Winborne
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2011
Produced byDreamworks SKG, Reliance Entertainment, Participant Media, Imagenation Abu Dhabi FZ, 1492 Pictures, Harbinger Pictures

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageSome
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceSome, brief, not frequent, moderate
PrejudicePart of (historic) plot
BlasphemyInfrequent, mildish, profanities
Drug abuseNone
CommentsNone
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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Helen Herimbi quote iconTop-notch cast helps weak film
10
Die Burger
Jeanne Calitz quote iconSwart en wit gesien deur pastel-palet
10
Cape Times
Kirk Honeycutt quote icon'The Help' needs a little help
10
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconThe Help is a safe film about a volatile subject.
15
eye Weekly
Sara Maria Vizcarrondo quote iconA chick flick for do-gooders, The Help suffers from a malady common to the discrimination drama: its treatment of inequality is more condescending than the prejudice it aims to remedy.
5
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote iconA deeply touching human story filled with humor and heartbreak is rare in any movie season, especially summer. That's what makes The Help an exhilarating gift.
18
ScreenIt
T. Durgin quote iconIn an age of 3-D eye abuse and increasingly base and smutty comedies, here is a film that celebrates the human spirit and delivers a true cinematic experience. It will indeed go down as one of the best movies of 2011 and one of the rare times you'll see a perfect 10 out of 10 score from Yours Truly.
20
Metacritic.com
39 critics
12
Rottentomatoes critics
167 critics
14
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconThough arguably guilty of glossing over its racial themes, The Help rises on the strength of its cast -- particularly Viola Davis, whose performance is powerful enough to carry the film on its own.
15
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
14
Movie Review Intelligence
48 critics
14

What the People say

Internet
10881 Netizens quote iconA beautiful film--and realistic
16

Average .. 67%

13

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