The Help

The Help

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Average of 1042 ratings: 4.0 Stars

2011 M Adult themes.

In 1960s Jackson, Miss., aspiring writer Eugenia Phelan crosses taboo racial lines by conversing with Aibileen Clark about her life as a housekeeper, and their ensuing friendship upsets the fragile dynamic between the haves and the have-nots. When other long-silent black servants begin opening up to Eugenia, the disapproving conservative Southern town soon gets swept up in the turbulence of changing times.

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140 minutes
Fatso Top 100
Rated #44 out of Fatso's Top 100

DVD details

Screen Format
1.85:1 Widescreen 16x9 Enhanced
English; French; Dutch; Swedish; Norwegian; Finnish; Icelandic; English for the hearing impaired
English, French Dolby Digital 5.1; English audio descriptive

Blu-ray details

Screen Format
1080p High Definition Widescreen 16x9 1.85:1
English; French; Spanish; Russian; Ukrainian; English for the hearing impaired
English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1; French, Spanish, Russian Dolby Digital 5.1; English audio descriptive

34 Member Reviews Write a review

5 by rhub

amazing movie! the best I think I've seen! It was funny and sweet and thought provoking. An excellent cast who deserve all the awards they have won so far and should win the oscar too! must see. 6 stars if I could!!

5 by Strohl

I don't think that we appreciate what others went through to help make us what we are today. A movie that I could watch over and over again. Loved it!

5 by Saph

What can I say that hasn't already been said by others, made me laugh and cry, very thought provoking. A must watch

4 by BooCee

Simply a great story and worth a watch for anybody.

4 by fantail

All the other reviews are spot on. I only can agree with them. Highly recommended

4.5 by Cushbirman

Loved this movie, a fantastic riveting watch. I highly recommend, a movie with a great story.

4.5 by Sadiesmate

very good movie. Very good acting and warm wonderful film.

5 by TheReids

If you loved the book, the movie doesn't disappoint. Great performances and script. Make sure to watch the special features at the end. 5 stars pretty much says it all.

3 by Terra

Pleasant enough adaptation of the best selling book. Some great individual performances, particularly from the always reliable Viola Davis. Unfortunately, the film lurches into sentimentality and... Read more

4.5 by addy

It makes some impressive social points wrapped up in a gorgeous looking, feel good package, that pretty much ticks all the entertainment boxes. it's too long, but it's extremely enjoyable, touching... Read more