What's the Difference between The Help the Book and The Help the Movie?


The Help

Released: 2009
Author: Kathryn Stockett

The Help

Released: 2011
Director: Tate Taylor
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In the Book In the Movie
Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan
Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan
Portrayed by: Emma Stone
Hilly Holbrook
Hilly Holbrook
Portrayed by: Bryce Howard
Aibileen Clark
Aibileen Clark
Portrayed by: Viola Davis
Minny Jackson
Minny Jackson
Portrayed by: Octavia Spencer
Cecilia Foote
Cecilia Foote
Portrayed by: Jessica Chastain
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In the Book In the Movie
   When Celia Foote called the Leefolt residence, Aibileen referred Minny to her since she was looking for a help. When Celia Foote called the Leefolt residence and asked if Aibileen had any recommendations for a help, she said "no".
   Hilly sends Cecelia a letter requesting 200 for the ripped dress as a donation for the children of Africa. She also asks her to refrain from volunteering for any events as she was on probation. Cecelia sends her the check. There is no mention of a letter, the check just arrives at Hillys.
   Aibileen tells Skeeter the truth about Constantine. Skeeter learns the truth from her mother.
   Skeeter's mother is sick and gets test done. She eventually discovers that she has cancer. Skeeter's mother is sick from the moment we see her.
   Miss Phelan sends a check to Constantine in Chicago for her birthday. Lulabelle sends it back along with the obituary for Constantine indicating she died three weeks after leaving Jackson. Skeeter's brother goes to Chicago to try and bring Constantine home but he discovers that she has died.
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