A great movie that counted with some amazing performances by Octavia Spencer, that won the Academy Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Viola Davis or Jessica Chastain.
In the sixties, one century after Abraham Lincoln's law to abolish slavery, negros are still treated as downgraded people. All what they can do in life is make white people's lives easier without having even a thankful word for them.
The movie was and it is a success because it treats a real fact not like a documentary but in a process of making a book. The help is based on the book with the same name and uses, as said before the creation of the book to show us how did those women live during this years, which were their fears and how mistreated they were just for having a skin of a different color.
It ends up being an original film about one point of view that we're not used to see on movies but in documentaries, history and other subject and kind of way.
For me, this is a movie that everyone should take time to see because it is very entretaining but at the same time shows the life of the women that worked in the rich people houses and also how mean can rich people be.