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Sissy Spacek[edit]

Sissy Spacek is notable in the film as Hilly's mother. But she is not listed in the credits of this article.

 Done. I see she is now listed. In the future please sign your posts. Thank you. 5Q5 (talk) 14:47, 6 September 2011 (UTC)

Credit discrepancy[edit]

As I write during the film's theatrical release, IMDb's credit list is showing Sonya Lunsford .... co-producer. However, the theatrical release poster has no co-producer listed. It would be nice if someone who hasn't seen the movie in theaters yet could check the credits, front and end, to see if this credit was added at the last moment before the poster was released or perhaps they plan to add it for the video release and want it on IMDb now? I know this article doesn't list the producers, but this is a small controversy that I wanted to make known as it is happening. 5Q5 (talk) 14:55, 6 September 2011 (UTC)

There are different types of producers, and it may be that only producers and executive producers would be identified on the poster. I cannot recall seeing associate producers and co-producers (for any film, not just this one) being identified on a poster. For this film, the Variety review identifies Sonya Lunsford as a co-producer, but we don't generally list co-producers in Wikipedia articles for the sake of being discriminate. Erik (talk | contribs) 18:44, 6 September 2011 (UTC)

Home media[edit]

I just saw that the home media release announcement was made, so I drafted up the following:

The film will be released on Blu-ray, DVD, and Movie Download on December 6, 2011.[1][2][3] The release will be produced in three different physical packages: a 1-disc DVD; a 2-disc combo pack (Blu-ray and DVD); and a 3-disc combo pack (Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital Copy).[1][2][3] The film will also be released as a Movie Download option in both standard and high definition.[1][2][3] The DVD version will include two deleted scenes and "The Living Proof" music video by Mary J. Blige.[1][2][3] The Movie Download version will include the same features as the DVD version, plus one additional deleted scene.[1][2][3] Both the 2-disc and 3-disc combo packs will include the same features as the Movie Download version, as well as "The Making of 'The Help:' From Friendship To Film" and "In Their Own Words: A Tribute To The Maids Of Mississippi" bonus features.[1][2][3]
  1. ^ a b c d e f "The Help is Coming Home on December 6". Coming Soon. 5 October 2011. Retrieved 5 October 2011.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "The Help Is Coming to Your House This December". Moviehole. 5 October 2011. Retrieved 5 October 2011.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Katz, Josh (5 October 2011). "The Help Blu-ray". Retrieved 5 October 2011.

If no one has a problem with this, I'm going to go ahead and add this section to the article. --TravisBernard (talk) 16:03, 6 October 2011 (UTC)

The edits have been implemented. --TravisBernard (talk) 15:38, 4 November 2011 (UTC)


I think there should be a table for the accolades. It would be clearer to see the nominations, wins and what is pending and it would permit to put some references for each award group. - Sofffie7 (talk) 20:46, 14 December 2011 (UTC)

I agree. The film has already won a few awards, and I'm expecting more to come soon. The table could be great here. Do you know how to set it up? --TravisBernard (talk) 21:44, 14 December 2011 (UTC)
OK. Yes I know how to do it. I'm working on it right now but don't hesitate to check afterwards :) - Sofffie7 (talk) 22:30, 14 December 2011 (UTC)
Great, I'll give it a look sometime tomorrow. Thanks. --TravisBernard (talk) 22:34, 14 December 2011 (UTC)
Done. References and dates of ceremony are still needed but I have to stop for today. - Sofffie7 (talk) 23:37, 14 December 2011 (UTC)
I added a number of references, and I will continue to add more soon. The only awards that still need to be added are BAFTA. --TravisBernard (talk) 22:04, 9 January 2012 (UTC)

Similar to what was done with Lincoln and Marvel's The Avengers, I've split off the accolades section into its own article to alleviate the length of the current page. ~ Jedi94 (talk) 22:58, 10 February 2013 (UTC)


Hello, I noticed IMBD lists USA, UAE and India as Country. Do you believe they should be listed here too? --Simo94 / discuss 13:25, 2 April 2012 (UTC)

"Hilly and her special pie"[edit]

In the synopsis of this film, it's noted that Hilly's pie had Hilly's human excrement baked into it. WRONG !!!............I just watched that film for the first time, last night on TV. Hilly baked her SPIT into the pie (NOT her excrement) as this Wikipedia synopsis states. In fact, I KNOW it was her spit (that went into the pie) because when the book was published, and the black women were reading it out loud, they were reading about that, and all of them started laughing uproariously. Also, then Hilly went ahead and told Celia what she put into the pie, Hilly said " ......spit ! Now you are going to get my diseases."

Gail Noon San Pedro, CA — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:14, 5 September 2015 (UTC)

The language was edited for viewing on TV. If you change one consonant in the word "spit", you end up with the word for excrement that appears in the unedited version of the film. Also, you have the characters confused. It was Minnie's pie that Hilly ate. (talk) 09:01, 5 April 2016 (UTC)

Medgar Evers[edit]

When I first read the plot summary (after seeing the movie) I noted that it incorrectly indicated that the women were concerned over the assassination of JFK. The assassination was of Medgar Evers, a civil rights leader from Jackson, Mississippi. It occurred after a speech JFK gave, which might be why the editor thought that that was the relevant assassination. Someone edited my change to read Evers and JFK, but I have removed the reference to JFK because it is not relevant to the scene being discussed. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:59, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

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Colored vs African American[edit]

In 1963 there was no term African American. The film does not use the term African American. The film as does the book reflects a certain type of people during a s=certain type of life and how they interact. By using the term African American we are imposing our contemporary idea about a people on a time when that idea did not exist. Personally, I do not like the term colored because when I read it my mind reads it as "color" "red". I cannot explain it but that is just how odd my mind looks at the term. "Colored" was a then existing term used in the subject cataloging of books in the Library of Congress and throughout the educational and public library systems of the United States. Since the term is used in the film that term should be used in the plot when describing what we call African Americans today.2605:E000:9161:A500:3832:5234:5BA4:7DB6 (talk) 23:17, 2 September 2017 (UTC)