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The Help

In the summer of 1962 Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan (Emma Stone) returns to Jackson, Mississippi after finishing her university degree. Here the aspiring writer bumps into a story idea: She takes a look at life in the white community from the perspective of the families' African-American maids (two of whom are played by Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer). Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: A
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: B-
Language: C
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 146
Theater Release: 10 Aug 2011
Video Release: 06 Dec 2011
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Home Video Extra Features

Home Video Notes: The Help

Release Date: 6 December 2011

The Help releases to home video on December 6, 2011, in a 2 Disc (DVD and Blu-ray) or 3 Disc (Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy) set. Both packages offer:

- Deleted scenes (introduced by director Tate Taylor): A Senator’s Son, Keep On Walkin’, Humiliated, A Book About Jackson and Johnny’s Home.

- Music Video: The Living Proof (by Mary J. Blige)

- The Making of The Help

- In Their Own Words: A Tribute To The Maids Of Mississippi

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About the Reviewer: Kerry Bennett

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