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.
Minny was played by Octavia Spencer, who also provided narration for the audiobook adaptation. Spencer also played the role of Minny in a radio play version broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2009.
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 ...
When Minnie takes her letter from Skeeter outside to show Abilene, Abilene starts jumping up and down on the spot before Minnie does, and before she knows why Minnie is excited.
$26,044,590 (USA) (14 August 2011)
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