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 cast includes two sets of same-year Oscar winners for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress: 1980's Spacek (Best Actress) and Steenburgen (Best Supporting Actress) and 2017's Stone (Best Actress) and Davis (Best Supporting Actress).
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 Skeeter is arguing with her boyfriend about writing the book, the camera shows her necklace with the clasp in one position and, when the camera quickly returns to her, it is in another position.
$26,044,590 (USA) (14 August 2011)
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