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
   A naked man tries to break into Cecelia's house. Minnie tries to scare him off with a broom. He hits Minnie, and makes Ludendorff gestures. Cecelia hits him with a poker. He runs away. This does not happen at all.
   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.
   Minnie believes Cecelia has a drinking problem because she is always sleeping and sneaking upstairs to drink. She finds out she is restng to avoid a miscarriage and the drink is a concoction she bought to help avoid miscarriages. No mention in the movie.
   Skeeter and Stuart break up - he returns to her and tells her he went to see his ex girlfriend and now that is behind him. He tells Skeeter she is now a hippy and she cheated on him and said he was a whore to his daddy. Didn't happen - only the final break up.
   Aibileen tells Skeeter the truth about Constantine. Skeeter learns the truth from her mother.
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