The Help

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Skeeter is on the phone with the lady who is interested in the book, she has an ashtray with a lit cigarette in it. In the next shot it is gone and the cigarette is in her hand, the next time it shows her the ashtray is back in its original position.

Continuity mistake: When Skeeter enters Brent's Drugs after the ladies' meeting, Elizabeth has on a pair of purple floral earrings. When she greets Skeeter with a "hey" there are no earrings. The shot then pans to Hilly motioning Elizabeth to move over and the earrings are back again.

Continuity mistake: In the last scene where Aibileen gets fired, her second button is undone when she walks into the living room. When she bends down it is buttoned, when she stands up it is unbuttoned, then in the next shot it is buttoned again.

sheilaras

Continuity mistake: When Skeeter is getting in the truck to go on her date, her hair is already messed up, like it is when she gets to Hilly's home. (01:21:00)

Factual error: Just before it shows Ailbileen using her newly built outside bathroom, there is a overview shot of Elizabeth's house. The house has architectural (3 dimensional) shingles installed but according to Nachi.org, these shingles were not introduced to market until the 1970's.

mailbox40409

More mistakes in The Help
More quotes from The Help

Trivia: Kathryn Stockett's (the author)book which this film The Help is based on was rejected 60 times before it was eventually published.

Tricia Webster Premium member

More trivia for The Help

Join the mailing list

Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback.