The #1 New York Times bestseller by Kathryn Stockett comes to vivid life through the powerful performances of a phenomenal ensemble cast. Led by Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer and Bryce Dallas Howard, The Help is an inspirational, courageous and empowering story about very different, extraordinary women in the 1960s South who build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project — one that breaks society’s rules and puts them all at risk. Filled with poignancy, humor and hope, The Help is a timeless, universal and triumphant story about the ability to create change.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
3.5K Ratings
3.5K Ratings

75% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 7/10
  • Fresh 165
  • Rotten 54

Critics Consensus: Though arguably guilty of glossing over its racial themes, The Help rises on the strength of its cast -- particularly Viola Davis, whose performance is powerful enough to carry the film on its own.

12+ COMMON SENSE

Poignant, thought-provoking civil rights tale.

Information

Studio
Touchstone Pictures
Genre
Independent
Released
Copyright
© 2011 DREAMWORKS II DISTRIBUTION CO., LLC

Languages

Primary
English (Subtitles, Audio Description, Stereo, Dolby 5.1)
Additional
Danish (Subtitles), Dutch (Subtitles), Finnish (Subtitles), French (Canada) (Subtitles, Stereo), French (France) (Subtitles), German (Subtitles), Greek (Subtitles), Hebrew (Subtitles), Indonesian (Subtitles), Italian (Subtitles), Malay (Subtitles), Norwegian (Subtitles), Polish (Subtitles), Portuguese (Subtitles), Simplified Chinese (Subtitles), Spanish (Subtitles, Stereo), Swedish (Subtitles), Thai (Subtitles), Traditional Chinese (Subtitles), Turkish (Subtitles), Ukrainian (Subtitles), Vietnamese (Subtitles)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.
AD
Audio description refers to a narration track describing what is happening on screen to provide context for those who are blind or have low vision.

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