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.
Runtime: USA:146 min
Director: Tate Taylor
Cast: Ahna OReilly / Allison Janney / Amy Beckwith / Anna Camp / Anna Jennings / Ashley Johnson / Aunjanue Ellis / Becky Fly / Brian Kerwin / Bryce Dallas Howard / Carol Lee / Carol Sutton / Charles Cooper / Charles Orr / Chris Lowell / Cicely Tyson / Cleta Elaine Ellington / Coyt Bailey / Dana Ivey / David Oyelowo / Diana Cooper / Don Brock / Eleanor Henry / Elizabeth Smith / Emma Henry / Emma Stone / Florence 'Flo' Roach / Henry Carpenter / Jessica Chastain / John Taylor / Jordan Sudduth / Julie Ann Doan / Kathryn Ursy / Kelsey Scot / LaChanze / Lamar Lott / Lauren Miller / Leslie Jordan / Mario Tolliver / Mary Steenburgen / Mary Taylor Killebrew / Mike Vogel / Miles Donald / Millicent Bolton / Nelsan Ellis / Octavia Spencer / Ritchie Montgomery / Roslyn Ruff / Shane McRae / Sheerene Whitfield / Sissy Spacek / Sloane Fair / Stephanie Ward / Stuart Greenwell / Tarra Riggs / Ted Welch / Tiffany Brouwer / Viola Davis / Wade Cottonfield / Wes Chatham