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The Help

The Help
  • 2011
  • US/India/UAE
  • 146 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Tate Taylor
  • Cast: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer
  • UK release: 26 October 2011
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Based on Kathryn Stockett's best-selling novel, The Help follows one progressive young white daughter of Jackson (Stone) as she befriends and records the experiences of abused black maids. Rising star Stone handles her role with a certain amount of warranted self effacement. Moving and thought-provoking.

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The Help

17 Oct 20113 stars

Oscar-bait portayal of the civil rights struggle in the Deep South

(12A) 146min As Lee Hazlewood wrote in his musical paean to the nihilistic life: ‘Honey, I’m gonna snowball Jackson. See if I care.’ He needn’t have bothered, someone already had. A white American baby boom in the Deep South in the 1950s had taken…

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