THE HELP movie that set in early 1960s picked up a theme with the issue of racism among whites citizens with blacks citizens in United States. Drama movie taken from the novel by Kathryn Stockett and directed by Tate Taylor is taking the issue of discrimination from the perspective of the lives of people of African descent who worked as a housemaid for white citizens.
Aibileen Clark (Viola Davis) and Olivia (Octavia Spencer) is a black maid who worked to white people, Hilly Holbrook (Bryce Dallas Howard) and Elizabeth Leefolt (Ahna O’Reillys). But social inequalities made the employer and maid are like separation wall standing. Because of differences in skin color makes the relationship of the maid and the employer becomes less harmonious.
The tension arise when Aibileen accidentally hear the conversation of her employer about the plan of legislation that is detrimental to citizens of African-Americans. Aibileen tries to resist, but the situation becomes increasingly difficult when she faced with the choice between fixed fight or lose her job.
At this crucial moment, appear Eugenia “Skeeter” Phelan (Emma Stone), a writer who is also a friend of Aibileen’s employer. Although a friend of the employer, but Skeeter has another view on this issue and give hope to African-Americans citizens to remain against with unpredictable ways.