The Help parents guide

The Help

Overall A

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).

Violence B-
Sexual Content B-
Profanity C
Substance Use C

Why is The Help rated PG-13? The MPAA rated The Help PG-13 for thematic material.

Run Time: 146 minutes

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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.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
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.
Quebec G
Martimes PG
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.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Help movie is December 6, 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

Related home video titles:

Another white girl befriends some African-American women in The Secret Life of Bees. A lawyer risks stirring up the anger of his community when he agrees to defend a black man in To Kill a Mockingbird. The color barrier affects the working relationship of a doctor and his research assistant in Something the Lord Made.

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