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The Help (2011)

PG-13
146 min | Drama

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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Tate Taylor (screenplay) | Kathryn Stockett (novel)
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$ 25,000,000
Opening Wknd
$ 26,044,590
Gross (USA)
$ 169,708,112
Gross (World)
$ 216,639,112
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Release date
Aug 10, 2011 (United States)

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8.1 / 10 | 374,974 votes