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Summary Mississippi during the 1960s: Skeeter, a southern society girl, returns from college determined to become a writer, but turns her friends' lives--and a small Mississippi town--upside down when she decides to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent southern families. Aibileen, Skeeter's best friend's ...

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Metascore Generally Favorable Based on 41 Critic Reviews
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User Score Generally Favorable Based on 511 User Ratings
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Summary Mississippi during the 1960s: Skeeter, a southern society girl, returns from college determined to become a writer, but turns her friends' lives--and a small Mississippi town--upside down when she decides to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent southern families. Aibileen, Skeeter's best friend's ...

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Metascore
Generally Favorable Based on 41 Critic Reviews
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Metascore
Generally Favorable Based on 41 Critic Reviews
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59% Positive
24 Reviews
37% Mixed
15 Reviews
5% Negative
2 Reviews

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Generally Favorable Based on 511 User Ratings
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10% Mixed
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Generally Favorable Based on 511 User Ratings
7.8
84% Positive
430 Ratings
10% Mixed
50 Ratings
6% Negative
31 Ratings

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Production Company DreamWorks, Dreamworks Pictures, Reliance Film & Entertainment, Participant, Imagenation, 1492 Pictures, Harbinger Pictures
Release Date Aug 10, 2011
Duration 2 h 26 m
Rating PG-13
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Tagline Change begins with a whisper.
Golden Globes, USA
• 1 Win & 5 Nominations
Academy Awards, USA
• 1 Win & 4 Nominations
Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards
• 1 Win & 9 Nominations