Don't waste your time on this pathetic dross.
An interesting movie about a book written from the points of view of black maids in the south. It touches on the segregation laws of the time and tells of the mistreatment of the black maids and nannys, many of whom were the sole care givers for white children growing up in these times. We know that many families in the UK had servants and we know that their lives were not idyllic in many situations.Of course, if you look the book up on wiki there's a paragraph about someone complaining about the book implying bad things about absent black fathers and so on.
As the author was raised in Jackson, where the book is set, and there is some of her in the main character, Skeeter who is the book's author, I suspect that much of the book is drawn from real events. In my quick research I can't see anything to denote that the book was based on fact, I suspect that it was based on Kathryn Stockett's experiences and those of her contacts.
All Good Things
A sad movie, a work of fiction based on some facts. Read a review of the movie and then this Robert Durst, whose wife disappeared in 1982 ...
While doing a little on line research for this post I found this site. If you're interested in murder mysteries you might like to read about some true life ones!