All Genres: Drama
Release Year: 2011
Director: Tate Taylor
Sound: Dolby Digital
Writing by: Tate Taylor – (screenplay)
Kathryn Stockett – (novel)
Produced by: Mohamed Khalaf Al-Mazrouei – executive producer
Michael Barnathan – producer
Nate Berkus – executive producer
Jennifer Blum – executive producer
Chris Columbus – producer
Brunson Green – producer
L. Dean Jones Jr. – executive producer
Sonya Lunsford – co-producer
John Norris – executive producer
Mark Radcliffe – executive producer
Jeff Skoll – executive producer
Tate Taylor – executive producer
Cast: Emma Stone – Eugenia 'Skeeter' Phelan
Viola Davis – Aibileen Clark
Bryce Dallas Howard – Hilly Holbrook
Octavia Spencer – Minny Jackson
Jessica Chastain – Celia Foote
Ahna O'Reilly – Elizabeth Leefolt
Allison Janney – Charlotte Phelan
Anna Camp – Jolene French
Eleanor Henry – Mae Mobley
Emma Henry – Mae Mobley
Chris Lowell – Stuart Whitworth
Music: Thomas Newman
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A look at what happens when a southern town's unspoken code of rules and behavior is shattered by three courageous women who strike up an unlikely friendship.
Plot: Set in Mississippi during the 1960s, Skeeter (Stone) is a southern society girl who returns from college determined to become a writer, but turns her friends' lives — and a Mississippi town — upside down when she decides to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent southern families. Aibileen (Davis), Skeeter's best friend's housekeeper, is the first to open up — to the dismay of her friends in the tight-knit black community. Despite Skeeter's life-long friendships hanging in the balance, she and Aibileen continue their collaboration and soon more women come forward to tell their stories — and as it turns out, they have a lot to say. Along the way, unlikely friendships are forged and a new sisterhood emerges, but not before everyone in town has a thing or two to say themselves when they become unwittingly — and unwillingly — caught up in the changing times.
Trivia: There are 4 entries in the trivia list – like these:
- Melissa Molinaro auditioned for the role of Celia Foote.
- Costars Emma Stone and Bryce Dallas Howard have both played Gwen Stacy in a Spider-Man movie.
- Director Tate Taylor kept a calendar of the actresses' menstruation periods so he would know who would be hormonal.