PG-13 | | Drama
An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.
Jessica Chastain, a vegan, ate soy ice cream melted in the microwave to gain weight for the role of Celia Foote.
I was born 1911, Chicksaw County, Piedmont Plantation.
Woman: And did you know as a girl growing up that one day you'd be a maid?
Aibileen Clark: Yes ma'am, I did.
Woman: And you knew that because...
Aibileen Clark: My mama was a maid. My grandmama was a house slave.
Woman: "house slave..." Did you ...
The gospel "Victory is Mine" used in the movie and on the soundtrack was actually not written in the 1960's. It was composed by Greg Nelson with a copyright date of 1984, Shepherd's Fold Music, River Oaks Music Company. Also, the style the choir used in the movie in singing the song is clearly too contemporary for the 1960's.
$26,044,590 (USA) (14 August 2011)
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