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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This Spoils the Ending
In the Book In the Movie
   Stuart gives Skeeter an engagement ring but before accepting she tells him about the book she is writing. He says He doesn't know her and can't marry her. He promises not to reveal her secret. Stuart comes home after the book is released and tells Skeeter he doesn't want to see her anymore.
   Skeeter and her family go to Stuart's house for dinner. His father keeps bringing up Stuart's ex girlfriend. After dinner Skeeter discusses it with him and he breaks up with her. They later reconcile. This doesn't happen.
   Aibileen throws up at the first meeting with Skeeter. This does not happen.
   Skeeter tells the editor that Aibileen was giving the Miss Myrna answers all along. He agrees to give Aibileen the job for the same 10 an hour that he paid Skeeter. This does not happen, we are left to wonder how Aibileen will make money. She does mention in her voice over that she is the writer in the family.
   Skeeter visits Aibileen to tell her they are printing 5000 more books and they will all be getting more money. No mention of more prints.
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