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The Help hits theatres Wednesday

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"The Help," one of the most anticipated movies of the summer, stars Emma Stone, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer. It's based on a New York Times best-seller of the same name.

Set in Jackson, Mississippi, in the 1960s, the story features three remarkable women who amid a stuck society find courage and hope, and, in turn, change a town forever.

Aibileen (Davis) is an African American maid. Minny (Spencer) is her outspoken friend and Skeeter (Stone), an aspiring writer from a white home which employs African Americans to help with their household and cotton farm. Throughout the story, Skeeter sees that the African Americans are treated quite differently than the white folks, and sets to expose the truth through a book with the maids' point of view.

The movie hits theatres Wednesday.







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