Starring: Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Allison Janney, Octavia Spencer, Emma Stone, Cicely Tyson & Sissy Spacek
Written for the screen and directed by Tate Taylor

In 1960s Mississippi, a young woman begins a secret writing project that tells about life from the point of view of several African American housekeepers.

A by-the-numbers
crowd-pleaser that was likely
made to ease white guilt.

Grade: B

By Daniel J. Hoag
The Help is available on Blu-ray and DVD on 12/6/11.