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 film's cast includes seven Oscar winners: Viola Davis, Emma Stone, Octavia Spencer, Mary Steenburgen, Allison Janney, Sissy Spacek, and Cicely Tyson (honorary winner); and one Oscar nominee: Jessica Chastain.
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 trying on her mother's dress, the sleeves on the dress go from off her shoulders to on her shoulders in between camera shots.
$26,044,590 (USA) (14 August 2011)