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
   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.
   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 tells Aibileen she will stop in Chicago before going to New York to visit Constantine's grave. No mention.
   Aibileen gives Skeeter a copy of the book signed by everyone in the church and tells her the reverend said Skeeter is part of the family. In the movie, Aibileen receives a signed book from the church - as seen in the church, where she calls up Minnie as well. No mention of a book for Skeeter.
   Minny decides to leave her husband after her son is fired from his job, because of her, and her husband beats her more then usual - Aibileen tells her to leave him, since they will have more money from the book and Mr. Johnny promised her she would always have a job. It is mentioned she leaves her husband after the big dinner prepared by Cecelia - this does not happen in the book.
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