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The Help (2011)

The Help (2011)
Related:  Civil Rights Movement

The Help (film) Set in Jackson, Mississippi, it stars Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jessica Chastain, Ahna O'Reilly, Chris Lowell, Sissy Spacek, Mike Vogel, Cicely Tyson, LaChanze, and Allison Janney. Produced by DreamWorks Pictures and distributed by Disney's Touchstone Pictures label, the film opened to positive reviews and became a box-office success with a gross of $211.6 million[2] against its budget of $25 million. In February 2012, the film received four Academy Award nominations including Best Picture, Best Actress for Davis, Best Supporting Actress for Chastain, and a win for Best Supporting Actress for Spencer. In 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, Aibileen Clark (Viola Davis) is a 50-year-old black maid spending her life raising white children and recently lost her only son to an industrial accident. Skeeter's group attend college to find husbands; she is the only one who remains single and wants to pursue a writing career. Track listing

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