The Secret Life of Bees

Release date: October 17, 2008

Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures

Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood

MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for thematic material and some violence)


Starring: Sophie Okonedo, Queen Latifah, Paul Bettany, Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Hudson, Tristan Wilds, Nate Parker, Alicia Keys, Hilarie Burton

Genre: Drama, Adventure

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Plot Summary:

"The Secret Life of Bees," based on the New York Times best selling novel and set in South Carolina in 1964, is the moving tale of Lily Owens (Fanning) a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother (Burton). To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father (Bettany), Lily flees with Rosaleen (Hudson), her caregiver and only friend, to a South Carolina town that holds the secret to her mother's past. Taken in by the intelligent and independent Boatwright sisters (Latifah, Okonedo and Keys), Lily finds solace in their mesmerizing world of beekeeping.

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