2011 Certificate: 12


Spider-Man's new squeeze Emma Stone plays a southern belle and aspiring journalist who stirs up 1960s Mississippi society when she decides to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent southern families. The scandals and friendships that emerge from Kathryn Stockett's bestselling novel are splendidly borne out by the mostly female cast, particularly Oscar winner Octavia Spencer and Best Actress nominee Viola Davis as the doughty ladies of the title.


  • Tate Taylor


  • Emma Stone

  • Viola Davis

  • Octavia Spencer

  • Bryce Dallas Howard

  • Jessica Chastain

  • Sissy Spacek