The Help


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.

Articles on The Help
James White, The Help, in: Empire, nr. 271 (January), 2012 pp. 88-89
Reviews
Nick Pinkerton, The Help, in: Sight & Sound, nr. 11 (November), 2011 pp. 62-63
Olly Richards, The Help, in: Empire, nr. 274 (April), 2012 pp. 126-127 (DVD review)
Martin Schwickert, The Help, in: epd Film, nr. 12, 2011 pp. 42-43
Author:Nick Pinkerton
Title:The Help
in:
Magazine:Sight & Sound
Nr.:11
Year:2011
Pp:62-63
Illustrations:  yes
Review of:   The Help (2011)
Author:James White
Title:The Help
in:
Magazine:Empire
Nr.:271
Year:2012
Pp:88-89
Illustrations:  yes
Related film: The Help (2011)
Author:Olly Richards
Title:The Help
in:
Magazine:Empire
Nr.:274
Year:2012
Pp:126-127
Illustrations:  yes
DVD review of:   The Help (2011)
Author:Martin Schwickert
Title:The Help
in:
Magazine:epd Film
Nr.:12
Year:2011
Pp:42-43
Illustrations:  yes
Review of:   The Help (2011)



The Help
United States 2011

Directed by
Tate Taylor

Cast
Cicely Tyson

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Year:2011
Running time:146 minutes
Country:United States
Language:English

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