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Change begins with a whisper.

In Movie Theaters:Wednesday, August 10, 2011    in 2,500 theaters   
On DVD:Tuesday, December 6, 2011
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Companies: Touchstone Pictures & 5 more


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Story follows a young white woman in the early 1960s in Mississippi who becomes interested in the plight of the African-American domestic servants that every family has working for them. She writes their stories about mistreatment, abuse and heartbreak, all just before the Civil Rights revolution.

Oscar Nominations of 2011:
  • Best Actress Supporting
  • Best Actress
  • Best Actress Supporting
  • Best Picture
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Additional Notes:

Based on the best-selling novel "The Help", written by Kathryn Stockett.

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