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.
Viola Davis's Best Actress Oscar nominated performance was the only one in the category in a Best Picture nominee that year.
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 Stuart stands up frustrated that Skeeter won't accept his apology, his tie switches from being centered and off to the side in different shots.
$26,044,590 (USA) (14 August 2011)