The Help Movie Prize Pack Giveaway

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The Help Movie

After my post about reading The Help before seeing the movie, I took your advice and started the novel. You guys were right! I finished the book in four hours. Talk about binge reading!

The Help movie opens August 10th and I’m looking forward to seeing it. From Left to Write book club member and movie critic Sandie told me to bring tissues. That’s a warning for all of you. Though I don’t cry easily in real life, I become emotionally involved with movies and can get quite teary eyed. I usually try not to compare the book to its movie version. Both are a different way to tell a story and cannot exactly copy the other. Seeing the movie version of a book is fun because I get to see it come to life!

Some fun facts about filming the movie. Apparently local chefs were brought in to make sure the foods used in the scenes, from fried chicken to congealed salads, were regionally correct-as well as being correct for the tie period. There’s a lot of food in the story. We Southerners like to eat!

We’re giving away a The Help movie prize pack to one of you! The prize pack includes:

The Help movie t-shirt

  • THE HELP t-shirt in your choice of adult female size  S, M, L,  or XL
  • THE HELP pocket jotter & pen
  • THE HELP fan
  • THE HELP nail file/mirror
To enter leave a comment on your thoughts of movies adapted from books. Do you hate them? Love them?
For an extra entry, subscribe to this blog via RSS. Leave a comment letting us know you’ve done so. If you’re already subscribe that counts too!
A winner will be randomly drawn on August 12. They’ll have 24 hours to respond. Please make sure you leave a contact email in your comment. Those without one will be disqualified.
Congrats to Robin, comment #18, who won the prize pack!
This giveaway is limited to U.S. and Canada only. Prizes will be shipped by the end of August. From Left to Write is not responsible for any lost or misdirected prize packs. No compensation was received for hosting this giveaway.
About Thien-Kim

Thien-Kim is Editor of From Left to Write. She sneaks in her reading time late at night after her family is sound asleep. She also writes at I'm Not the Nanny.


  1. Carla Pullum says:

    Love them!!! Can’t wait to see the movie!

  2. I loved them when I was in school because sometimes it meant that I didn’t have to read the book then. But I usually like reading the book before seeing a movie that is adapted from a book.

  3. I love them as long as I can remember that they are separate, and not get caught up in comparing the two. I’m seeing The Help at a screening at BlogHer and I’m really looking forward to it.

  4. And… I am an RSS subscriber.

  5. Love adaptations, but often leave disappointed. An opening date is an incentive for me to finish a book though!

  6. I love movies adapted from books. If I know that the movie is coming out, I try to hurry and read the books before the movie. If I read a book and then find out later that a movie is coming out about it I always look forward to it (such was the case for me with The Help, I read the book and then found out about the movie). Usually I am disappointed if they change or leave out my favorite parts in the book.

  7. Movie adaptations, even when done well, make me nutty. I always feel like it’s entertaining to the lowest common denominator, rather than letting each art form living separately. Aren’t there enough great stories out there?

  8. My opinion is that movies and books are just two very different mediums—what is a good story for one may not necessarily be good for the other. I’ve heard The Help is a better movie than book. I will find that hard to believe because I loved the book.

    One of the worst transfers was Prayer for Owen Meany! Terrible movie. Fabulous book.

  9. I like that movies get better exposure for the great stories told in books, but personally I always get more out of the book.

  10. someone once told me to watch a movie before reading the book. generally, i like operating that way. the movie can tell a good story, but it is hard to focus on what is not being left out or what is different from the imagined. when you watch the movie first, i think there is less disappointment overall…

  11. Linda W. says:

    Usually I read the book before seeing the movie. I was in the middle of the “Lincoln Lawyer” book when I went to the movie and it ruined the rest of the book for me. Already read “The Help” and excited to see the movie.

  12. Linda W. says:

    Just subscribed to RSS

  13. I always love the book more than the movie. The book allows you to create the story in your mind instead of having it defined for you like movies do. But I do love movies too!

  14. Subscribed via RSS!

  15. Don’t know of my first try posted but here I go again, I’m super-excited for TheHungerGames, Breaking Dawn& TheMortalInstruments movies coming out. There’s a special kind of euphoria seeing your fave books coming to life. There’s nothing like a good book but I realize movies are their own art form and in my mind they supplement the book.

  16. Belinda M says:

    Most movies adapted from books never do them justice. There is always so much left out that is important. I do love reading a book though then seeing the movie. It is nice to see if how I created it in my mind if close to what they portray on the big screen

  17. Belinda M says:

    I subscribe in google reader


  18. I can’t wait to see how it is portrayed on the big screen.

  19. I love them. However, I prefer to read the book first for the most part. But if i see the movie first and it’s good, then i always want to read the book:)

  20. I love movies adapted from books; I feel like I already know them :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

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