The Help
  • Director(s)

    Tate Taylor

  • Production Year

    2011

  • Release date

    14/10/2019

  • Genre(s)

    Drama

  • Approx. running minutes

    146m

  • Cast

    Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Emma Stone, Sissy Spacek, Jessica Chastain, Mary Steenburgen

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Film

The Help

racist language and behaviour

THE HELP is a drama, from 2011, in which a white journalist investigates the racism suffered by black maids working for white families during the 1960s.

  • Director(s)

    Tate Taylor

  • Production Year

    2011

  • Release date

    14/10/2019

  • Genre(s)

    Drama

  • Approx. running minutes

    146m

  • Cast

    Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Emma Stone, Sissy Spacek, Jessica Chastain, Mary Steenburgen

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THE HELP is a drama, from 2011, in which a white journalist investigates the racism suffered by black maids working for white families during the 1960s.

Discrimination

Racism is a theme of the film. There are scenes in which black women are discriminated against by their white employers; black women are referred to as being 'owned' and are forced to use outside toilets so they don't 'infect' the space of the white home owners. There are uses of racist language when white characters refer to black people as 'n****rs'.

There is a scene of crude humour when a woman seeks revenge by making a pie out of her own faeces and offering it to her employer to eat. A woman is seen with blood on her nightgown as she tells another woman that she has had a miscarriage. There is mild bad language ('shit'), mild sex references, which includes a use of the phrase 'knocked up', and a scene of implied domestic abuse when a woman backs away in fear from her aggressive husband.

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The HelpCinema146m 0sWDSMP UK09/10/2019
The HelpCinema146m 0sWDSMP UK09/10/2019
The HelpCinema146m 0sWDSMP UK20/07/2011
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The HelpPhysical media + VOD/Streaming140m 0sBuena Vista Home Entertainment25/01/2012
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The HelpPhysical media + VOD/Streaming1m 0sBuena Vista Home Entertainment19/07/2011
The HelpCinema2m 0sWDSMP UK15/06/2011
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The Help - 5 X Deleted Scenes With IntrosPhysical media + VOD/Streaming9m 0sBuena Vista Home Entertainment10/10/2011
The Help - Bonus CompilationPhysical media + VOD/Streaming34m 0sBuena Vista Home Entertainment30/09/2011
  • Classified date

    09/10/2019

  • BBFC reference

    BFF280621

  • Language

    English