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.
Director Tate Taylor and Kathryn Stockett, the author of the book, were childhood friends in Jackson, Mississippi.
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 ...
At the beginning of the film when Skeeter drives into town for her interview, it shows her driving down a dirt road. Yet when she pulls into town, her car is sparkling clean.
$26,044,590 (USA) (14 August 2011)
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