The Help

The Help (2011)

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  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2011-08-09
  • User Rating: 8.2/10 from 7637 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 26min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: DreamWorks Pictures
  • Production Country: India, United Arab Emirates, United States of America
  • Director:
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Aibileen Clark is a middle-aged African-American maid who has spent her life raising white children and has recently lost her only son; Minny Jackson is an African-American maid who has often offended her employers despite her family's struggles with money and her desperate need for jobs; and Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan is a young white woman who has recently moved back home after graduating college to find out her childhood maid has mysteriously disappeared. These three stories intertwine to explain how life in Jackson, Mississippi revolves around "the help"; yet they are always kept at a certain distance because of racial lines.

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    Sound Thomas Newman Original Music Composer
    Production Kerry Barden Casting
    Camera Stephen Goldblatt Director of Photography
    Sound Bill Bernstein Music Editor
    Production Chris Columbus Producer
    Production Mark Radcliffe Executive Producer
    Crew Rocky Capella Stunt Coordinator
    Editing Curtis Lindersmith Digital Intermediate
    Editing Jim Passon Color Timer
    Costume & Make-Up Sharen Davis Costume Design
    Editing Hughes Winborne Editor
    Production Michael Barnathan Producer
    Production Paul Schnee Casting
    Production Jeff Skoll Executive Producer
    Writing Tate Taylor Screenplay
    Directing Tate Taylor Director
    Production Tate Taylor Executive Producer
    Sound David Giammarco Sound Re-Recording Mixer
    Art Mark Ricker Production Design
    Crew Mark Graziano Post-Production Manager
    Production Mohamed Khalaf Al-Mazrouei Executive Producer
    Camera Dale Robinette Still Photographer
    Crew Robert Bella Post Production Supervisor
    Production John Norris Executive Producer
    Writing Kathryn Stockett Novel
    Production Jennifer Blum Executive Producer
    Art Curt Beech Art Direction
    Art Rena DeAngelo Set Decoration
    Production Brunson Green Producer
    Costume & Make-Up Gloria Belz Makeup Artist
    Sound Scott A. Jennings Sound Effects Editor
    Costume & Make-Up Dana Kay Hart Costume Supervisor
    Sound Scott Millan Sound Re-Recording Mixer
    Costume & Make-Up Brad Wilder Makeup Department Head
    Crew Jwaundace Candece Stunts
    Art Kendrick Hudson Location Scout
    Crew Brian McNulty Post Production Supervisor
    Costume & Make-Up Natasha Ladek Wigmaker
    Camera Will Arnot Camera Operator
    Camera Will Arnot Steadicam Operator
    Production Robin Sweet Unit Production Manager
    Costume & Make-Up Camille Friend Hair Department Head
    Production Russell Allen Production Coordinator
    Directing Cate Hardman Script Supervisor
    Directing Donald Sparks Assistant Director
    Costume & Make-Up Mary Everett Hairstylist
    Crew Rex Reddick Stunt Coordinator
    Crew Robert Cole Special Effects
    Sound Willie D. Burton Production Sound Mixer
    Production Nate Berkus Executive Producer
    Production L. Dean Jones Jr. Executive Producer
    Production Sonya Lunsford Co-Producer
    Sound Jennifer Hawks Music Supervisor
    Sound Andrew Silver Music Editor
    Sound Dennis Drummond Supervising Sound Editor
    Lighting Erik Bernstein Rigging Gaffer
    Crew Robin Lynn Bonaccorsi Stunts
    Lighting Colin J. Campbell Lighting Technician
    Lighting Shawn Torge Electrician
    Camera Khris Bennett Grip
    Directing Karen Davis Second Assistant Director
    Production Adam Cole Post Production Coordinator
    Sound Brian Smith ADR Mixer