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1 hr. 54 min.

Plot Summary
Haunted by memories of her late mother and abused by her father (Paul Bettany), 14-year-old Lily Owens (Dakota Fanning) runs away with her friend and caregiver Rosaleen (Jennifer Hudson) to the South Carolina town that holds the key to her mother's past. There, Lily meets the Boatwright sisters (Queen Latifah, Alicia Keys, Sophie Okonedo), who take her in and teach her about beekeeping, honey, and the Black Madonna. Lily also discovers that the truth about her mother is closer than she thinks.

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

Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood

Genres: Drama

The Secret Life of Bees (2008)

Release Date: January 1st, 2008|1 hr. 54 min.

critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( )
  • 75
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    Suffused with a golden glow, the movie looks and sounds like a fairy tale. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Hampered by over-earnestness and tugs too intently at the heartstrings. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    The filmmakers give Latifah and Fanning room to create characters that breathe in the sweet smell of clover and breathe out the contented sigh of independence. show more

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