Set in the 1960′s during the civil rights movement, The Help tells the story of Skeeter (played by Emma Stone) a young woman in Mississippi who wants to shed light on “the help” who raise the white children in the town she lives in. The want to write the piece comes when an idea is raised in the town that a special bathroom should be built for the help to use in the homes they work in versus using the family bathroom.
Aibileen and Minny (played by Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer) become friends with Skeeter drawn together by helping her write her book. The two reveal big secrets about who they work for and the trails they have gone through putting themselves on the line. As the book continues to be written, more woman come forward with their stories.
When the book is released, it becomes a big hit within the community and many find out about the secret lives of the help causing an uproar towards Skeeter. Will town accept the winds of the changing times? The film is set to hit theatres this August. Do you think this is an Oscar contender or just a good chick flick?