22 May 2012
Skeeter (Emma Stone), Aibileen (Viola Davis) and Minny (Octavia Spencer) are three very different, extraordinary women in Mississippi during the 1960s, who build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project that breaks societal rules and puts them all at risk.
From their improbable alliance a remarkable sisterhood emerges, instilling all of them with the courage to transcend the lines that define them, and the realisation that sometimes those lines are made to be crossed, even if it means bringing everyone in town face-to-face with the changing times.
Octavia Spencer won the Oscar for best supporting actor for her role as Minny.
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