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Rating & Content Info
Why is The Help rated PG-13? The Help is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for thematic material.
Violence: Depictions of racial injustices are shown. A woman is beaten with a police baton (off screen). The sounds of an abusive argument are heard. A woman chops off the head of a chicken (off screen). A woman spanks a child. A tainted food product is fed to a character. Characters and TV broadcasts discuss the killing of a Black man and the assassination of John F. Kennedy. The bloody aftermath of a miscarriage is portrayed.
Sexual Content: A mother questions her daughter’s sexual orientation. Characters talk about an out-of-wedlock pregnancy and miscarriages. Couples kiss briefly.
Language: The script contains frequent profanities, scatological slang, terms of Deity and the use of racial slurs within a historical context.
Alcohol / Drug Use: In this period film, characters smoke frequently. Drinks are served in social settings. At least two characters are portrayed as drunk, including one woman who drives under the influence.
Page last updated February 13, 2012
|British Columbia||PG||Coarse Language.|
|Alberta||PG||Mature Subject Matter, Language May Offend.|
|Manitoba||PG||Not Recommended For Young Children,|
|Ontario||PG||Mature Theme, Language May Offend.|
|Canadian Home Video||PG|
News About "The Help"
Cast and Crew
The Help is directed by Tate Taylor and stars Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer.
The most recent home video release of The Help movie is December 5, 2011. Here are some details…
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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