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The Help

An aspiring author in the 1960s writes a book about African American maids' hardships.


Why watch this film?

You may find "The Help" set in the sixties, but its themes remain relevant. With great cinematography and outstanding performances - particularly from Octavia Spencer who won an Oscar for this movie - the film presents its story in a fresh and even humorous way, which earned it three more Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture.



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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.

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