The Help

Synopsis: The Help is a 2011 American period drama film written and directed by Tate Taylor and adapted from Kathryn Stockett's 2009 novel of the same name. The film features an ensemble cast, including Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Allison Janney, Octavia Spencer and Emma Stone.
Genre: Drama
Year:
2011
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AIBILEEN (CONT'D)

You is kind. You is smart. You is

important.

Mae Mobley's mother, ELIZABETH LEEFOLT, 21 and lanky, enters

wearing a green dress very much under construction. Pins and

double-stick tape hold it all together.

Elizabeth has pointed features and a nest of teased, brittle

hair.

ELIZABETH:

Aibileen, bridge club's in an hour!

Did you finish the chicken salad?

3.

ELIZABETH (CONT'D)

Oh, and Hilly's deviled eggs. No

paprika!

Elizabeth rotates around like the Tin Man.

ELIZABETH (CONT'D)

Does this dress look homemade?

AIBILEEN:

I reckon when you finish, it won't.

Elizabeth exits with her pinned hemline sloping at a good

twenty degree angle. Aibileen shakes her head.

AIBILEEN (V.O.) (CONT'D)

Miss Leefolt still don't pick Baby

Girl up but once a day. The

birthin' blues had got holt a Miss

Leefolt pretty hard. I done seen it

happen plenty a times...once babies

start havin' they own babies. And

the young white ladies of

Jackson...Oh, law, they was havin'

some babies.

INT. JACKSON JOURNAL NEWSPAPAER - OFFICE - SAME DAY

A smoking RECEPTIONIST, 50, leads EUGENIA "SKEETER" PHELAN,

23, across a smoke-filled news office. Even the light bulbs

have yellowed.

AIBILEEN (V.O.)

But, not Miss Skeeter...

Skeeter has very frizzy blond hair cut short above her

shoulders. She carries a red satchel.

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Tate Taylor

Tate Taylor (born June 3, 1969) is an American filmmaker and actor. He is best known for directing The Help (2011), Get on Up (2014) and The Girl on the Train (2016). more…

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