The Secret Life of Bees (2008)

Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood

Writer(s): Gina Prince-Bythewood (screenplay), Sue Monk Kidd (novel)

Starring: Dakota Fanning, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys, Sophie Okonedo, Paul Bettany, Hilarie Burton, Tristan Mack Wilds, Nate Parker, Shondrella Avery, Renee Ford Clark, Sharon Conley, Nicky Buggs, Jasmine Burke, Emma Sage Bowman, Emily Alyn Lind, Addy Miller, Taylor Kowalski, Bob Hungerford, Richard Todd Sullivan, Chris Moore, Bill Oberst Jr., Cullen Moss, Walt Elder, Dan Beene, Joe Chrest, Robin Mullins, Tom Conder, Jay Pearson, Dan Cox, Quentin Kerr, Kimberly Bailey, Doug Burch, Cathy Cavadini, Lanei Chapman, Barbara Harris, Amad Jackson, Thomas Lambert, Terence Mathews, Jeremy Maxwell, Alan Oppenheimer, Richard Penn, Noreen Reardon, Cheryl Tyre Smith, Chevy Lamont Cofield, Linwood Mooring, Lindsey Sherrin, Matthew Landon Sparks

Synopsis: Set in South Carolina in 1964, this is the tale of Lily Owens, a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father T-Ray, Lily flees with Rosaleen, her caregiver and friend, to a South Carolina town that holds the secret to her mother’s past. Taken in by the intelligent and independent Boatwright sisters, Lily finds solace in their mesmerizing world of beekeeping.

Release Date: October 17, 2008 (USA) | Length: 114 min | Genre: Drama | MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 for thematic material and some violence.

 

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