Set in Mississippi during the 1960s, a southern society girl 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, 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.
Cast: Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Emma Stone, Octavia Spencer, Anna Camp
Produced by: Michael Barnathan, Chris Columbus, Brunson Green
Directed by: Tate Taylor
Written by: Tate Taylor, Kathryn Stockett
Running time: 2hr 17min
Opens: Aug 10, 2011 Nationwide
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