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Cast: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Bryce Dallas Howard

Director: Tate Taylor

Genre: Drama

Year: 2011

Rating: PG-13

Set in Mississippi during the 1960s, Skeeter (Stone) is a southern society girl who returns from college determined to become a writer, but turns her friends' lives -- and a Mississippi town -- upside down when she decides to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent southern families. Aibileen (Davis), Skeeter's best friend's housekeeper, is the first to open up -- to the dismay of her friends in the tight-knit black community. Despite Skeeter's life-long friendships hanging in the balance, she and Aibileen continue their collaboration and soon more women come forward to tell their stories -- and as it turns out, they have a lot to say. Along the way, unlikely friendships are forged and a new sisterhood emerges, but not before everyone in town has a thing or two to say themselves when they become unwittingly -- and unwillingly -- caught up in the changing times.

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You don't normally see maybe of the Oscar hopefuls before late November but we were treated to one a bit earlier this year when "The Help" hit theaters. Based on the well-known novel by Kathryn Stockett, the film is geared more towards Kathryn's female readers but men will enjoy the film as well if given the chance. You don't see many films like "The Help" simply because of the subject matter, it would be easy for the filmmakers to come up with the easy answers to the many questions asked in the film but that would be preaching. Instead the film is handled in a more tender matter sending the message of respect for your fellow man or woman no matter who they are.

Another reason the film successes is because of it's cast, not one character in the film is miscast and it doesn't focus on just one character, each and every character in the film are well-developed and very realistic.

The cast all did a terrific job including Emma Stone, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer, you can't really pick anyone of them as a stand-out here because they are all amazing.

"The Help" is a special film that succeeds in ways many other films like it have failed. I think it's because the film focuses on a group of people trying to make a difference in an unjust world and not so much on race. "The Help" is easily one of the best films of the year I just hope it's early theatrical release doesn't mean it will be over-looked come awards time.

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The Help Blu-ray Combo Pack provides audiences with the chance to delve deeper into the movie through compelling, never-before-seen bonus features, including “The Making of 'The Help:' From Friendship To Film,” an intimate look at how the life-changing experiences of close-knit childhood friends director Tate Taylor and novelist Kathryn Stockett led to the creation of the best-selling novel and its transition to the big screen.

Additional bonus includes “In Their Own Words: A Tribute To the Maids Of Mississippi,” which is an honest observation of life in the South from real-life maids, including director Tate Taylor's childhood caretaker, Carol Lee; Deleted Scenes; and nine-time Grammy Award®-winning and multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter, Mary J. Blige's “The Living Proof”, music video from the film's end titles.

In continued efforts to provide consumers with multiple viewing choices and unprecedented quality, value and portability in a single purchase, The Help has been packaged as follows:

3-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy)

2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD)

1-Disc DVD

You can order the packaging of your choice HERE.

Released by Walt Disney Studios

***** Out Of *****