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 ...
During the storm when Minny is still employed by HIlly (30:50), Hilly is lighting a 3 candle crystal candelabra which is in front but to the left of her on the table. She puts the match to the 3rd candle (left candle to viewers) which is already lit. When Minny looks out the window at the storm & turns back there is no candelabra. There are only 2 single candles in individual crystal holders. No candelabra is seen.
$26,044,590 (USA) (14 August 2011)
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