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The Help (10-Aug-2011)

Director: Tate Taylor

Writer: Tate Taylor

From novel: The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Music by: Thomas Newman

Producers: Brunson Green; Chris Columbus; Michael Barnathan

Keywords: Drama, Racism, Scatological

Film adaptation of the 2009 novel of the same name follows an aspiring white journalist and her relationship with two black maids amidst the heat of the Civil Rights Era.

ABSTRACT
Emma Stone stars in this racially-charged drama about "Skeeter" Phelan, an aspiring writer who returns to her family's plantation upon graduating from Ole Miss, only to find that her family's old housekeeper has evidently departed in the time since she first left. Moving on from this unexpected change in circumstances, she endeavors to embark on a career as a colorblind newspaper columnist and novelist, encountering hostility from blacks and racism from fellow whites that she must seek to negate and overcome along the way. Won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress (Octavia Spencer); nominated for Best Picture, Best Actress, and Best Supporting Actress (Emma Stone).

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Jessica Chastain
Actor
29-Mar-1981   The Tree of Life
Viola Davis
Actor
11-Aug-1965   Nurse Peeler on City of Angels
Aunjanue Ellis
Actor
21-Feb-1969   Madeleine Hightower on The Mentalist
Nelsan Ellis
Actor
30-Nov-1977   Lafayette Reynolds on True Blood
Bryce Dallas Howard
Actor
2-Mar-1981   The Village
Dana Ivey
Actor
12-Aug-1942   Eleanor Standard on Easy Street
Allison Janney
Actor
19-Nov-1959   C. J. Cregg on The West Wing
Ashley Johnson
Actor
9-Aug-1983   Chrissy Seaver on Growing Pains
Leslie Jordan
Actor
29-Apr-1955   Lost in the Pershing Point Hotel
Brian Kerwin
Actor
25-Oct-1949   Murphy's Romance
Chris Lowell
Actor
17-Oct-1984   Piz on Veronica Mars
Sissy Spacek
Actor
25-Dec-1949   Coal Miner's Daughter
Octavia Spencer
Actor
25-May-1972   The Help
Mary Steenburgen
Actor
8-Feb-1953   Goin' South
Emma Stone
Actor
6-Nov-1988   Superbad
Cicely Tyson
Actor
19-Dec-1933   Sounder
Mike Vogel
Actor
17-Jul-1979   Grind

CAST

Jessica Chastain   ...   Celia Foote
Viola Davis   ...   Aibileen Clark
Bryce Dallas Howard   ...   Hilly Holbrook
Allison Janney   ...   Charlotte Phelan
Chris Lowell   ...   Stuart Whitworth
Ahna O'Reilly   ...   Elizabeth Leefolt
Sissy Spacek   ...   Missus Walters
Octavia Spencer   ...   Minny Jackson
Mary Steenburgen   ...   Elain Stein
Emma Stone   ...   Skeeter Phelan
Cicely Tyson   ...   Constantine Jefferson
Mike Vogel   ...   Johnny Foote
Anna Camp   ...   Jolene French
La Chanze   ...   Rachel
Wes Chatham   ...   Carlton Phelan
Aunjanue Ellis   ...   Yule Mae Davis
Nelsan Ellis   ...   Henry The Waiter
Dana Ivey   ...   Gracie Higginbotham
Ashley Johnson   ...   Mary Beth Caldwell
Leslie Jordan   ...   Mr. Blackly
Brian Kerwin   ...   Robert Phelan
Shane McRae   ...   Raleigh Leefolt
David Oyelowo   ...   Preacher Green
Roslyn Ruff   ...   Pascagoula
Eleanor Henry   ...   Mae Mobley
Emma Henry   ...   Mae Mobley
Ted Welch   ...   William Holbrook
Tarra Riggs   ...   Gretchen
Tiffany Brouwer   ...   Rebecca
Carol Lee   ...   Pearly
Carol Sutton   ...   Cora
Millicent Bolton   ...   Callie
Ritchie Montgomery   ...   Bus Driver
Don Brock   ...   White Bus Passenger
Florence "Flo" Roach   ...   Maid #1
Becky Fly   ...   Woman in Grocery Store
Sheerene Whitfield   ...   Maid #2
Cleta E. Ellington   ...   Donna The Receptionist
Henry Carpenter   ...   Jameso
John Taylor   ...   Missus Walters' Date
Charles Cooper   ...   Tire Winner @ Ballroom #1
Diana Cooper   ...   Tire Winner @ Ballroom #2
Coyt Bailey   ...   Party Guest #3
Wade Cottonfield   ...   Lead Singer of Band
Kelsey Scott   ...   Sugar Jackson
Amy Beckwith   ...   Bridge Club
Sloane Fair   ...   Bridge Club
Anna Jennings   ...   Bridge Club
Lauren Miller   ...   Bridge Club
Elizabeth Smith   ...   Bridge Club
Mary Taylor Killebrew   ...   Bridge Club
Kathryn Ursy   ...   Bridge Club
Steffany Ward   ...   Bridge Club

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