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.
The bookstore in the film, "Avent & Clark Booksellers," was named after Avent Clark, a production assistant on the film from Greenwood, MS.
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 ...
"Jackson" by Johnny Carter and June Carter Cash, which is on the soundtrack and plays in the first scene in which Skeeter appears, was not released until February 1967.
$26,044,590 (USA) (14 August 2011)
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