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 ...
In the first church scene, during which the preacher speaks of loving one's enemy, the choir and congregation go into a song with rhythmic clapping. The video and audio of this clapping are quite noticeably mismatched.
$26,044,590 (USA) (14 August 2011)
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