Movie of the day: The Help

The Help is a film focusing on the story of black maids during the civil rights movement of the 1960s in Mississippi.

The Help is a 2011 period comedy-drama film based on Kathryn Stockett's 2009 novel of the same name. The film tells the story of three women during the civil rights movement of the 1960s when slavery had disappeared but inequality continued throughout the country.

The film written and directed by Tate Taylor tells the story of a white woman and two black maids, who come together by chance and form a strong bond. The film features an ensemble cast, including Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Mike Vogel and Jessica Chastain.