Directed by: Tate Taylor
Written by: Tate Taylor
Produced by: Chris Columbus, Michael Barnathan, Brunson Green
Other cast: Emma Stone, Octavia Spencer, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard
Release date: August 10, 2011
Running time: 2h 26min
In 1960s Mississippi, Southern society girl Skeeter returns from college with dreams of being a writer. She turns her small town on its ear by choosing to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent white families. Only Aibileen, the housekeeper of Skeeter's best friend, will talk at first. But as the pair continue the collaboration, more women decide to come forward, and as it turns out, they have quite a lot to say.
→ Change begins with a whisper.
♦ Jessica Chastain, a vegan, ate soy ice cream melted in the microwave to gain weight for the role of Celia Foote.