The story centers on the three women you see pictured above — Skeeter (Emma Stone), Aibileen (Viola Davis) and Minny (Octavia Spencer) — three very different women in Mississippi during the 1960s, who build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project that breaks societal rules and puts them all at risk. From their improbable alliance a sisterhood emerges, instilling all of them with the courage to transcend the lines that define them, and the realization that sometimes those lines are made to be crossed — even if it means bringing everyone in town face-to-face with the changing times.
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Directed by Tate Taylor, the film will certainly make an attempt at an Oscar push following its August 12 release. Have a look at the trailer and tell me if you think it has what it takes.