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Set in Mississippi during the 1960s, Skeeter (Stone) is a southern society girl who returns from college determined to become a writer, but turns her friends' lives -- and a small Mississippi town -- upside down when she decides to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent southern families.

Aibileen (Davis), Skeeter's best friend's housekeeper, is the first to open up -- to the dismay of her friends in the tight-knit black community.

Despite Skeeter's life-long friendships hanging in the balance, she and Aibileen continue their collaboration and soon more women come forward to tell their stories -- and as it turns out, they have a lot to say. Along the way, unlikely friendships are forged and a new sisterhood emerges, but not before everyone in town has a thing or two to say themselves when they become unwittingly -- and unwillingly -- caught up in the changing times.

Movie information

Release Date (USA): 2011-08-10
Rating (USA): PG-13
Release Date (UK): 2011-10-28
Rating (UK) : 12A
Director: Tate Taylor
Producer: Chris Columbus, Michael Barnathan, Mark Radcliffe, Tate Taylor, Brunson Green
Studio: DreamWorks SKG
Writer/s: Tate Taylor (screenplay), Kathryn Stockett (novel)


Emma Stone Eugenia 'Skeeter' Phelan
Viola Davis Aibileen Clark
Bryce Dallas Howard Hilly Holbrook
Chris Lowell
Jessica Chastain
Octavia Spencer
David Oyelowo


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