The Help Movie Analysis

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The name of the film is “The Help.” The leading actresses are Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Emma Stone, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jessica Chastain, Ahna O'Reilly and Allison Janney. Tate Taylor is the director of the film and it was released on August 10, 2011. This is a real story based on the novel “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett. The main point of the movie is for African-American maids to tell their story of how it was working for Caucasian people. The maids, Aibileen and Minny were portrayed by Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer. Emma Stone’s character, Skeeter asked Aibileen if she could interview her so that they could publish a book about the studies maids and their masters. In order for this book to be published and become a success they would need more maids to tell their stories. Minny finally agreed to join this experiment and soon they got all of the maids to help. Majority of the movie took place in the home of the masters. Aibileen worked for Ahna O’Reilly’s character, Elizabeth Leefolt. She worked in the house and basically raised and cared for Mrs. Leefolt’s daughter. Aibileen often told the child “You is kind. You is smart. You is important.” Minny worked for Bryce Dallas Howard’s character, Hilly Holbrook. Mrs. Hilly had suspicions that Minny was using her bathroom, because of that suspicion Mrs. Hilly didn’t use it and she also put dots on the toilet paper so that she could find Minny guilty. One night there was a terrible storm, Minny had to use the bathroom
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