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THE HELP (2011)

THE HELP <span>(2011)</span> artwork

THE HELP (2011)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 143

Release dates 29/11/2011, 26/10/2011

BBFCInsight Contains racism theme and one scene of crude behaviour

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Tate Taylor

Cast includes Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jessica Chastain, Mary Steenburgen, Sissy Spacek

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 16/10/2011

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE HELP is a drama, set in 1960s Mississippi, in which a friendship develops between a young white female writer and the black women who work as domestic servants for the wealthy locals.

Discrimination

Racism is a theme of the film. There are scenes in which black women are discriminated against by their white employers; black women are referred to as being "owned" and are forced to use outside toilets so they don't "infect" the space of the white home owners. There are uses of racist language when white characters refer to black people as 'niggers'.

Theme

There is a scene of crude humour when a woman seeks revenge by making a pie out of her own faeces and offering it to her employer to eat.

A woman is seen with blood on her nightgown as she tells another woman that she has had a miscarriage. There is mild bad language ('shit'), mild sex references, which includes a use of the phrase "knocked up", and a scene of implied domestic abuse when a woman backs away in fear from her aggressive husband.

Trailer

Details

Title
THE HELP
Also known as
THE HELP (TRAILER B)
Year
2011
Formats
DVD, Cinema
Distributor(s)
WDSMP UK,Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Classified date(s)
25/01/2012
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF280621

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