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 Jackson is played by Octavia Spencer. In the novel, Minny's sister is called Octavia.
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 Minny takes her letter from Skeeter outside to show Abilene, Abilene starts jumping up and down on the spot before Minny does, and before she knows why Minny is excited. It is not uncommon for people to experience excitement in anticipation of what they are about to see or do based on the excitement shown by others.
$26,044,590 14 August 2011