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The Secret Life of Bees

PG-13| 1 hr. 50 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

Distributor: Fox

The Secret Life of Bees (2008)

Release Date: October 17th, 2008|1 hr. 50 min.

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  • April 17, 2010 Rean Rossier
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    This movie was amazing. Dakotta Fanning is an amazing young actress. great story

  • February 09, 2009 blessthemessus
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    This movie wow it was sad in some places but very very good I did not want the movie to end

  • November 30, 2008 Ary112
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    I loved his this movie, saw it the first day it opened. It was so touching and can send you through so many emotions. Good movie!

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